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Enfermería Global

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LIRA, Ivana Mayra da Silva et al. Educational intervention to improve normal childbirth care. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.58, pp.226-256.  Epub 18-Mayo-2020. ISSN 1695-6141.


The performance of obstetric nursing in the scenario of labor and childbirth has gained prominence because nursing professionals are considered indispensable actors for the achievement of humanized birth, to rescue the autonomy of women.

Materials and methods

This is a quasi-experimental study of the before and after type, in which an educational intervention was developed, conducted through a training course applied to the nursing staff. The study was accomplished from August 01 to 03, 2018, in the childbirth room of a maternity hospital in Teresina-PI. Authorization from the teaching and research committee of the institution was requested, with a favorable Opinion for its realization.


Thirty-two professionals participated in the intervention. The majority was from the obstetric center; 87.50% were nursing technicians and 85.71% obstetric nurses. There was a greater number of errors in questions 5 (46.87% of error) and 10 (32.50% of error) in the pre-test, in the theme nursing care in labor and childbirth, and an improvement of to 18.75 and 9.25 of error, respectively, in the post-test.


Among the several options of instructional strategies, continuing education has a prominent place in nursing, as the results of this study showed an improvement in the knowledge of professionals after application of the educational intervention.


The intervention allowed the professionals to broaden their knowledge and provide the mother-newborn binomial with a humanized care supported by scientific evidence.

Palabras clave : Normal childbirth; Evidence-based nursing; Humanized childbirth.

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