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[Adherence to standard precautions of nurses working in intensive care at a university hospital].
Individual factors and factors related to work influenced the adherence to standard precautions for nurses working in intensive care and they were intermediate. Expand
Percutaneous injuries correlates in the nursing team of a Brazilian tertiary-care university hospital.
The results support the recommendation of applying effective strategies to prevent percutaneous injuries in the nursing team working on tertiary-care institutions. Expand
Relations between nursing data collection, diagnoses and prescriptions for adult patients at an intensive care unit.
This descriptive, retrospective study aimed to analyze the relation between nursing data collection, diagnoses and prescriptions for 26 adult patients who were hospitalized at the intense care unitExpand
Accidents with biological material among undergraduate nursing students in a public Brazilian university.
It was found that the risk of accidents is underestimated and that strategies such as formal teaching and continual training are necessary in order to make students aware of biosafety measures. Expand
Long-term prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections among critically ill patients through the implementation of an educational program and a daily checklist for maintenance of
HCWs education and daily evaluation of indwelling urinary catheter indications were highly effective in reducing the rates of catheter utilization as well as the incidence density of CAUTI. Expand
Endotracheal suction in intubated critically ill adult patients undergoing mechanical ventilation: a systematic review.
Evidence of randomized controlled trials on care related to the suctioning of endotracheal secretions in intubated, critically ill adult patients undergoing mechanical ventilation is identified and analyzed. Expand
Alcohol-based surgical hand preparation: translating scientific evidence into clinical practice
It is demonstrated that, when compared to the traditional surgical scrub, alcohol-based surgical hand preparation improves the quality and reduces the duration of the preparation, being at least equally effective for the prevention of surgical site infections. Expand
[Care and specialized clinical follow-up of nursing professionals who have been victims of accidents with biological material].
The conduct of nursing professionals who had been victims of accidents with biological material in a teaching hospital in the interior of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, regarding their care and specialized clinical follow-up can contribute to strategies to increase professionals' adherence to prophylaxis measures after occupational exposure to biological material. Expand
[Clinical treatment adherence of health care workers and students exposed to potentially infectious biological material].
The predictor in both univariate and multivariate analyses for adherence to clinical follow-up appointment was having a known source patient with nonreactive serology for the human immunodeficiency virus and/or hepatitis B and C. Expand
Accidents with potentially hazardous biological material among workers in hospital supporting services.
It is concluded that hospital supporting services workers are also exposed to the possibility of acquiring blood-borne pathogens and that periodical education programs are needed. Expand