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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141

Abstract

WOJCIECHOWSKI DE CARVALHO, M. do C.; ZEPKA BAUMGARTEN, L.; RIEGERT BORBA, M.  and  SILVA DA COSTA, C.F.. Percepción de los estudiantes de enfermería acerca de su protección ante patologías inmunoprevisibles. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.25, pp.161-171. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412012000100010.

The aim of this study was to measure the knowledge of protection against vaccine preventable pathologies held by students on a nursing course at a federal university in the south of the country. The qualitative, exploratory study comprised 35 students of nursing who were given an open question questionnaire. The answers gave rise to the following analysis categorie: the importance of vaccination; risk activities; access to information about vaccination; recommended vaccinations for health workers; suggestons to contextualise the need for vaccinations. The results revealed that while the students saw vaccination as important for their protection, the issue is little addressed in the course of their training. This is due to certain barriers such as alack of consideration about the issue within the institution that directs and supports professional action. The study also found that students recognised vaccinations as a means of protection and stressed theimportance of prevention. However, many of them were not up to date with their own vaccination calendars. Making this obligatory for all in the fields of practice would serve to enhance the problem and give better returns on the investments made by the institution. A more specific focus on prevention and protection of workers is, therefore, necessary during academic training.

Keywords : nursing students; vaccination; nursing.

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