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DE MENDONCA, Ana Elza Oliveira; DE OLIVEIRA, Anna Vanessa Tavares; NETO, Vinicius Lino Souza  and  DA SILVA, Richardson Augusto Rosendo. Profile accidents involving nurses in the Intensive Care environment. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.39, pp.193-201. ISSN 1695-6141.

Descriptive, transversal study with a quantitative approach, aimed at identifying sociodemographic characteristics and profile of work accidents among 45 nurses of ICU. The data revealed a predominance of females (80%) in the age range 29-39 years (51.1%), average 34.6 years (± 8.1), 64.4% of workers were married, 66.7% were nursing technicians and exercised its functions in night shift (48.9%). The profile of the accidents showed that the injured body part with the fingers were more frequently (35.6%), the recapping of the needle trigger (48.8%). It is concluded that nurses were exposed to occupational hazards, and the profile of accidents related to handling perforating and cutting materials. These findings reinforce the need and offer subsidies for training programs for nursing staff to be deployed.

Keywords : Occupational Risks; Accidents; Occupational; Nursing.

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