The goal of this program is to provide nurses with a current overview of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), including epidemiology, containment, clinical assessment and treatment. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe the emergence and spread of SARS.
- List signs and symptoms of probable and suspected SARS and protective measures to prevent contagion.
- Summarize the course of the disease and current treatment.