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Enfermería Global

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DANTAS, C. de C.; LEITE, J. L.; DE OLIVEIRA, M. A.  and  DANTAS, F. de C.. El saber-hacer del enfermero en el Programa de Conservación Auditiva (PCA): discutiendo una práctica a partir del conocimiento de los estudiantes de enfermería. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2009, n.16. ISSN 1695-6141.

It is an exploratory and descriptive study with a qualitative approach. Objectives: To identify the senior nursing students' knowledge of the Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Additionally to analyze this knowledge and discuss its implications and emphasize the necessary information for nursing performance in the HCP. The subjects were senior nursing students in an institution of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The data collection was carried out from March to August 2005 through a semi-structured interview given to 43 graduating nurses. An analysis showed 69 % consisted of females. In regard toage, 27 % were found to be of age 40 or more. Of the sample 49 % work in nursing and of these 37% work in the nursing rooms of medical clinics and 10 % in worker health. Regarding the knowledge about HCP, only 7 % said they knew about the program and the answers are not coherent. It is of great importance that nurses and future nurses are aware of the importance of HCP in hearing preservation and conservation for the worker, because with this it is possible to ensure their hearing integrity, improving their life quality and general health of the worker.

Keywords : Enfermería; Programa de Conservación Auditiva; Estudiantes.

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