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LAHITE-SAVON, Yaritza; CESPEDES-PERENA, Vivian  y  MASLEN-BONNANE, Marely. The nurses´ performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rev. inf. cient. [online]. 2020, vol.99, n.5, pp.494-502.  Epub 27-Oct-2020. ISSN 1028-9933.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing profession has gained total prominence.


To offer a theoretical reference concerning nursing care in patients tested positive for COVID-19.


A narrative review was conducted in the University of Medical Sciences, Guantanamo, in the first semester of the year 2020. An analysis of original articles and systematic reviews that included information related to COVID-19 and nurses´ performance during the COVID-19 pandemic was conducted. This search was carried out by consulting the following databases, Pubmed, Infomed, and SciELO, without date restriction, and in the two languages, Spanish and English. Google Scholar was the web search engine used, and the keywords and links used were: COVID-19 and Nursing care; SARS-CoV-2 and Nursing care and and their corresponding terms in Spanish. Data gathering was done according to a spread sheet that summarized the questions of interest according to the objective of the review.


The theoretical references that support the leadership of nurses in the care of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient were systematized. The essential actions that this professional must comply with during the care of this type of patient are expressed. Conclusions: the leading role of the nursing professionals during this pandemic is revealed and argumented, and it is offered a compilation of the essential actions of these personnel in the care of patients with this disease.

Palabras clave : COVID-19; pandemic; nursing care; theoretical references.

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