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N° 1 Volumen 15

Evaluation of the epidemiological monitoring process for COVID-19 in Aragon

Section: Originals

How to quote

Sánchez Hernando B, Navas Gorgojo S, Abian Dionis M, Rueda Paña P, Languil Azón C, Fuertes Fernández N. Evaluación del proceso de vigilancia epidemiológica de la COVID-19 en Aragón. RIdEC 2022; 15(1):19-33.

Authors

1 Beatriz Sánchez Hernando, 2 Sara Navas Gorgojo, 2 María Abian Dionis, 2 Paula Rueda Peña, 2 Cristina Languil Azcón, 2 Natalia Fuertes Fernández

Position

1 Miembro del Grupo Enfermero de Investigación en Atención Primaria de Aragón (GENIAPA). Enfermera Familiar y Comunitaria. Centro de Salud Amparo Poch. Zaragoza (España).2 Enfermera. Centro de Salud Amparo Poch. Zaragoza (España).

Contact email: beasanhern@gmail.com

Abstract

Objective: to conduct an evaluation of the epidemiological monitoring process for COVID-19 through the description of incidences found during the activities of the professionals of reference.

Method: a descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted from May to June 2021 in the primary care centres of the Aragonese Health System, targeted to a convenience sample of professionals conducting tracing activities. To this end, a survey was prepared through Google Forms, including a series of incidences classified into different categories (occupational characteristics, incidences with patients, with the Primary Care team, with different institutions and with the technical resources available). Mean levels and percentages were obtained through the Microsoft Excel program.

Results: there was a 62% response rate; 83% of participants seldom found denialists, and almost 90% never or seldom received insults and/or threats. Over half of the participants answered that doctors seldom prescribed actions different to the standard. 50% of participants claimed that their doubts were always solved by Public Health. The majority of participants claimed that they worked in well-lit and well-air conditioned spaces.

Conclusions: not many noteworthy incidences were found, except for the limited perception of help from nurse colleagues, the lack of social resources, the difficulty for reporting cases, and the care for patients of private clinics and insurances, and the slowness of the computer program. The evaluation of the epidemiological monitoring process will allow to improve the aspects highlighted.

Keywords:

coronavirus infections; COVID-19; epidemiology; epidemiological monitoring; Nursing role; community nurse; Primary Care

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Título:

Evaluación del proceso de vigilancia epidemiológica de la COVID-19 en Aragón