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Enfermería Nefrológica

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DIAZ OQUENDO, Yanela. Nursing functions in nephrology surgical unit. Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2013, vol.16, n.2, pp.121-128. ISSN 2255-3517.

The cares that develop in the surgical Nephrology unit needs of an infirmary personnel with aptitude to answer to the different functions in accordance with the reached professional level and the needs that the patients need with renal complaints. Targets: To define the infirmary functions in the surgical unit for levels of education. Material and methods: An investigation of technological development was realized in the Institute of Nephrology and Hospital Hermanos Armejeiras in the period 2010-2012. There was used the methodology DEFUN (delimitation of functions) and as qualitative skills used the documentary review and the consultation to experts. The universe was content of 24 professionals between technical, pedantic and medical nurses of the specialty; 11 professionals shaped the experts´ committee with which a workshop was realized for the identification and preliminary proposal of the functions. The method Delphi was applied for the ratification and proposal of the functions to 13 professionals who were part of the experts´ panel. Results: The proposal of the functions was realized on the base of the already described ones for the Bachelor and technician in infirmary contained in the Ministerial Resolution 396/07, being obtained of 19 functions proposed for the bachelor in infirmary 17 were accepted and for the technician in infirmary of 15 proposals 14 functions were accepted. Conclusions: They stay define the infirmary functions for levels of education which extends the performance profile in mail with the development reached by the specialty in the country.

Keywords : Infirmary; Functions; Regulation of the practice.

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