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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141


OLIVEIRA, A.C. et al. Preparación de materiales en salas de depósito instrumental y de material residual: una reflexión sobre esta práctica. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2009, n.16. ISSN 1695-6141.

The aim of this study was to describe the profile of the professionals actives in the room of utilities of a university hospital concerning type of professional, supervision, availability of routines in the settings, inservice training and preparation of medical devices. This was a study of descriptive and quantitative approach undertaken in the period October 2006 to February 2007. For conducted this study it was used semi structured questionnaire. During the study, eleven units were assessed and found 55 employees working in SU. There was a predominance of assistant nursing (60.0%), followed by technicians of nursing (36.6%) and two nurses (3.4%). The following results out standings: multiplicity conducts front of the procedure for cleaning and disinfecting medical devices, lack of direct supervision of the nurse in the SU, of a manual of rules and routines, of a program of continuing education. It was noted that these results highlight the need for recommendations for strategies directed to the prevention and control of risks relating to the practices of preparation of medical devices in the institution of study.

Keywords : equipo reutilizado; infección hospitalaria; prestación de atención de salud; capacitación en servicio.

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