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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0864-0319On-line version ISSN 1561-2961


HERNANDEZ FUENTES, Reinaldo; JAY COIRDIES, Benito  and  RAMOS ROJAS, Santiago. Influence of Nursing Procedures in the Survival of Patients Affected by Ebola. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2019, vol.35, n.1, e1763.  Epub Mar 01, 2019. ISSN 0864-0319.


Ebola virus causes a highly infectious and serious disease, which quickly leads to death, with a death rate of up to 90%, but it can be prevented.


To describe the relevance of nursing procedures in the survival of patients affected by Ebola.


Descriptive, cross-sectional study carried out in West Africa, Liberia in the period from November 2014 to February 2015. The study population consisted of 203 patients who were applied nursing procedures by personnel who were part of the Cuban medical brigade. The information was obtained by direct observation and review of the statistical database of the Cuban mission in Liberia; and processed through the system SPSSS version 11.5, through descriptive statistics techniques.


The male sex predominated (55.66%). December was the month with highest admittance (36.45%); the majority of patients were admitted to the ward of suspects (60.09%). The administration of oral medications predominated, with 820 procedures (52.59%). It was achieved for 51.25% of the patients attended to be discharged alive, the month of January accounting for the highest mortality (66.70%).


The work carried out by the Cuban nurses in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, Liberia and the strict compliance with the protocols according to nursing procedures contributed to the hemodynamic control of the patients attended and the gradual reduction of the epidemic, as well as the mortality for the event.

Keywords : Ebola; nursing; procedures.

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