Category: Press Releases

Educational booklet for the prevention of falls in hospitalized patients

A printed educational booklet is effective in improving the knowledge of hospitalized patients about the prevention of falls. This is a low-cost technology that can be applied by nursing professionals to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge by patients during health education. Read More →

Construction and validation of a board game for children with cancer

A board game for children with cancer was developed with their participation in the process of creation and validation, having their needs and perceptions incorporated. The game was validated by experts and the target audience, and enabled mediation between playfulness and reality and the sharing of information in an appropriate language. Read More →

Why do we still talk about maternal death nowadays?

Maternal death is defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth or 42 days after childbirth. The management of all levels of complexity and hierarchy, highlighting the need for immediate intervention in a population where maternal death is mostly preventable, ensures women’s right to life after childbirth. Read More →

Nursing diagnoses in Covid-19 adult patients hospitalized in Intensive Care Units

Adult patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) can present different manifestations of Covid-19. These serve as diagnostic clues for the selection of 26 NANDA-I® nursing diagnoses that should be prioritized during nursing care for this population. Read More →

LATCH tool in care planning for breastfeeding women

The LATCH assessment tool helps the health team to measure the difficulties with the breastfeeding technique during hospitalization. While following 162 mother-child on exclusive breastfeeding, we sought to analyze women’s difficulties related to the breastfeeding technique by using the LATCH charting system during maternity stay. Read More →

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy surgeries: safety measures for professionals

Heated chemotherapy administered to the abdomen is beneficial to patients, but may pose a risk to professionals in the operating room given the exposure to heated drugs. Among occupational safety measures recommended to professionals involved in the procedure are the education and training of the team, use of personal and collective protective equipment, provision of necessary infrastructure and general guidelines. Read More →

What is the entrepreneurial profile of undergraduate nursing students?

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Across-sectional study of 239 nursing students was performed. They answered a questionnaire consisting of personal characterization data and the Entrepreneur Profile Assessment tool in an academic environment. The study reinforces the importance of training entrepreneurial nurses as agents that transform reality. Read More →

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 →