Alexis Alvarez Lobaina*
Oncology, Clinical Surgical Hospital “10 de Octubre”, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Alexis Alvarez Lobaina, Oncology, Clinical Surgical Hospital “10 de Octubre”, Cuba.
Received: September 16, 2022; Published: June 20, 2023
Introduction. The care of cancer patients demands many medical resources, which many times coincide with those necessary for the care of COVID-19 patients, this implies a challenge for the medical personnel who assist them.
Objective: to determine some of the demographic, medical and nursing care variables received during the time of the research, and to compare it with a similar period of the previous year.
Material and Methods: A descriptive study was carried out in 516 patients who were undergoing cancer-specific treatment during the period between August and December 2020. clinical histories, patient record sheets seen in consultation, treatment sheets and Nursing records of treated patients.
Results: In 2020, 2302 consultations were carried out in the study period, 257 (21.5%) were made to female patients and male 259 (23.2%) with a similar trend to the previous year in terms of gender distribution. Nursing actions in the study period were also reduced, limiting themselves only to monthly planned treatments.
Conclusions: Although the number of consultations and treatments provided during the study period is well below what was done in the previous year, it was tried to show that it was due to the prevailing epidemiological situation in the world and did not respond to a poor management of processes for patient care in the oncology service.
Keywords: Cancer; Coronavirus; COVID-19; SARS-Cov-2; Cancer Patients
Citation: Alexis Alvarez Lobaina. “Oncology Care at October 10 Hospital During the Covid-19 Pandemic". Acta Scientific Women's Health 5.7 (2023): 17-22.
Copyright: © 2022 Alexis Alvarez Lobaina. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.