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SILVA BRETAS, Tereza Cristina; SILVA FAGUNDES, Magna Ferreira; VERSIANI, Clara de Cássia  and  MARQUES ANDRADE, Frederico. Knowledge of the team of nursing on insertion and maintenance of the central catheter of peripheral insertion in just born. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.32, pp.11-20. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: To evaluate the knowledge of the nursing team on the insertion and the handling of the PICC. Method: Descriptive, documentary and field study. The locale was the ICU Newborn of the HUCF, July to December of 2011. 48 professionals of the nursing staff were part of the study. Results: It was observed that part of the professionals are unaware of the correct definition of PICC, have doubts on the vein of first choice for punction, period of permanence, syringe to be used and permeabilization of the catheter. Conclusion: The permanent education is able to fill the gaps, to be part of the work process, to provide reflection and updating of the daily practices of the worker.

Keywords : Nursing; Intensive Care Units Newborn; education in health.

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