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Enfermería Global

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MACHADO DE AZEVEDO FILHO, F. et al. Administración de medicamentos: conocimiento de los enfermeros del sector de urgencia y emergencia. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.26, pp.54-69. ISSN 1695-6141.

Administration of medicines is an ally in the health recovery process, especially in the emergency and casualty sector. Since the nurse is the person with most responsibility in this practice and considering that any failing in this activity could have irreversible consequences for the patient, the study seeks to describe the knowledge of the nurses about this issue and to verify aspects of their training in a search for continuous updating and education in the health service. The study is descriptive and exploratory and of a quantitative approach. It was carried out in casualty and emergency units of the Distrito Sanitario Leste de Goiânia, Goiás. 37 nurses participated in the study, answering a self-administered questionnaire. A statistical and descriptive analysis was carried out, taking a confidence interval of 95% and factors with significance p < 0,05. The study shows the training of nurses in terms of medicine administration in casualty and emergency units and highlights gaps that need to be remedied by ongoing training.

Keywords : Nursing; emergency and urgency units; drugs administration; knowledge.

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