Review of the book on nursing management of cholera patients in zambia nurse care open acces j 201724104 106 doi 1015406 ncoaj20170200043 how does the book deal with the challenges nurses encounter while nursing the cholera patient the most recurring challenge is the fear of acquiring cholera. Title nursing management of cholera patients in zambia author dorothy osigwe chanda publisher unza press it can be an embarrassing ailment because it is associated with filth especially . The world health organization who guidelines for the management of cholera are practical easily understood and readily applied in clinical practice see table 7 these guidelines can be used for the treatment of any patient with diarrhea and dehydration diagnosis of cholera is not required to initiate hydration therapy. On october 6 2017 an outbreak of cholera was declared in zambia after laboratory confirmation of vibrio cholerae o1 biotype el tor serotype ogawa from stool specimens from two patients with acute watery diarrhea the two patients had gone to a clinic in lusaka the capital city on october 4. In an area where the disease is not known to be present a patient aged 5 years or more develops severe dehydration or dies from acute watery diarrhoea in an area where there is a cholera epidemic a patient aged 5 years or more develops acute watery diarrhoea with or without vomiting cholera management and control infants
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