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FERREIRA FERNANDES DA SILVA, Elisabete et al. A challenge to professionals in infection control: nurse's lack of compliance with prevention and control measures. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.31, pp.316-356. ISSN 1695-6141.

Despite the knowledge on the nosocomial infection control and, mainly, on the prevention and control of general measures related to health assistance, a low adhesion of the nursing professionals to the preventive measures is frequently verified. This study was realized in 2012 and has as objectives: to understand the non-adhesion of the nursing professionals to the infection control and prevention measures; to identify the scientific works that discuss the reasons and, analyze the reasons of the nursing compliance to adhesion to the infection prevention and control measures. The methodology utilized was the integrative revision, with qualitative approach. The categorization occurred through the theoretical Alfred Schutz. Sixteen articles from the databases of the Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde had been selected. The articles revision evidenced that the permanent education with the critical-reflexive pedagogy utilization favors the transformation of the being as professional in the environment in health, stimulating it to reflect and modify its actuation in the assistance to the patient, with the aim at disrupt the chain of nosocomial infection transmission.

Keywords : Nosocomial infection prevention measures; Nursing; Permanent education in infection control; Adhesion.

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