Occupational stress in frontline health professionals in combating COVID-19

Occupational stressors in health professionals and interventions aimed at prevention in the context of COVID-19 based on the Betty Neuman Systems Model were identified. Stressors were categorized into intrapersonal, interpersonal and extrapersonal, and interventions were listed according to the level care, i.e., primary, secondary and tertiary. Read More →

Psychological impact of COVID-19 on health professionals

Health professionals who treat COVID-19 patients have been placed under extreme demands. The results of this study indicate a significant psychological impact with important prevalence of depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, and reports of other additional symptoms. Read More →

Who are the professionals working in Patient Safety Centers in Brazil?

Adverse Events are incidents that result in harm to the patient therefore, a thorough investigation of these events is necessary. Intensive care nurses trained in the field of Patient Safety lead the investigation process and the London Protocol is the most used tool in health institutions. Read More →

Pandemic brings unprecedented visibility to nursing professionals

Based on journalistic articles published in the national and international media, the study shows that the news contributed to increase the visibility of the Nursing team work in the Covid-19 pandemic, thereby favoring improvements for the category. Read More →

The guide for writing qualitative research reports – COREQ is now available in Portuguese

Researchers who adopt qualitative methods using interviews and focus groups in their studies now have the Brazilian Portuguese validated translation of the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ) available. Read More →

Acupuncture may reduce anxiety in pregnant women

The objective of this study was to identify effects of auriculotherapy to reduce the anxiety of pregnant women during the low-risk prenatal. Findings showed significant reduction of anxiety status in the experimental group suggesting that this practice is a potential therapy belonging to the integrative and complementary practice – ICP, and this is should be incorporated to the activities of health practice to women during the pregnancy. Read More →

Occupational risk: COVID-19 infection among health workers is greater in general wards than in intensive care units

The study highlights in what extent scarcity of personal protective equipment (PPE), inadequate use and non-usage of tPPE, and work overload constitute reasons for COVID-19 infection among health care teams. In addition, the investigation determined how work overload in health care system may increase the number of deaths associated with COVID-19 among health workers. Read More →

Face masks: how important are they in a pandemic?

The use of homemade fabric face mask constitutes an important non-pharmacological intervention to protect population against infection by bacteria and viruses, especially in a pandemic situation. This intervention combined with hygiene, disinfection of high-touch surfaces, and cough etiquettes are efficient measures to prevent transmission of coronavirus. Read More →

Health professionals fighting COVID-19 in hospitals and risking their health and life to care of infected patients

The paper discusses the challenge faced by health professionals delivering care to patients with COVID-19, and who are at high risk for infection. The adequate use of personal protective equipment reduces the risk, however, there is a need to have adequate provision of these protective materials available, and also trained professionals who can use them. Read More →

Therapeutic toy helps children coping with fear and venous puncture-related pain

This study proposed the use of the therapeutic toy for hospitalized children undergoing venous puncture, and confirmed that this is a valuable resource for children to cope with pain and fear in medical procedures that often generate stress and suffering. Read More →