Herpes Zoster Patients: Usable Evidence-Based Management of Care


  • Saowapa Thongngam Medicine and Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing department, Siriraj hospital.


herpes zoster, caring, evidence base


              Herpes zoster is found more frequently with increased age. Complications can be found such as postherpetic neuralgia, bacterial infection, and eye inflammation. Furthermore, herpes zoster can be transmitted to other people; therefore, nurses have an important role to play in caring for Herpes Zoster patients.   These nurses need to be knowledgeable and understanding when caring for herpes zoster patients in order to be safe from disease and avoid severe complications; such nurses must have access to usable evidence-based training to support their management of patients under their care.


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