KNOWLEDGE OF THE NURSING TEAM BEFORE AND AFTER TRAINING
IN THE SEMIOTECHNICAL OF VITAL SIGNS

Name: Luciana Nascimento Barcellos
Type: MSc dissertation
Publication date: 24/07/2017
Advisor:

Namesort descending Role
Lorena Barros Furieri Advisor *
Mirian Fioresi Co-advisor *

Examining board:

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Andressa Bolsoni Lopes External Examiner *
Elizabete Regina Araújo de Oliveira External Alternate *
Karla de Melo Batista Internal Examiner *
Lorena Barros Furieri Advisor *
Mirian Fioresi Co advisor *
Walckiria Garcia Romero Sipolatti Internal Alternate *

Summary: The verification of vital signs is part of the nursing team's duties during the care provided at any stage of the patient's life cycle. Based on this important assignment, training was developed for the employees of a university hospital, which was developed jointly with the institution, which aimed to offer better care to the patients served. This project is in line with the line of research on nursing care in the human development process. The course was developed with current and interactive content which allows its use at the local, regional and national level. Objective: to assess the knowledge of the nursing team before and after training to assess vital signs. Method: analytical interventional study, carried out in a university hospital with 37 members of the nursing team who participated in training in vital signs, carried out between November 2016 and March 2017. Data collection was done through the application of a questionnaire with 20 questions regarding the measurement of vital signs before, after and 02 months after training. The project was approved by the institution's Research Ethics Committee under opinion No. 1,708,793. Statistical analysis: Fisher's exact test; Mann-Whitney; New one, followed by Tukey's post-test; p <0.05 was considered significant. Results: the study showed that, prior to training, nurses had greater knowledge compared to nursing technicians and assistants, getting 73.5 ± 3.3% of the questionnaire correct and technicians and assistants 57.8 ± 2.4%. Training resulted in increased knowledge in both categories, with nurses having 84.6 ± 2.3% of correct answers and technicians and assistants 78.3 ± 3.9%. After 2 months of training, knowledge was shown to be greater among nurses with 80% and technicians and assistants with 79.5 ± 3.4% of correct answers. The theme with the highest frequency of errors was the technique for checking blood pressure, which nurses presented 33.86% and technicians and assistants 56.7% of error. Conclusion: training in vital signs promoted an increase in the knowledge of nursing professionals who participated in the training. Product: the study resulted in an educational technology in the form of a short course for training in vital signs for the nursing team. The product was implemented at the institution and the knowledge of professionals was assessed before and after training. The product has been registered and is available for future use.

Descriptors: Nursing; Vital signs; Nursing education; Educational technology.

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