Na rota das competências do enfermeiro especialista em enfermagem médico-cirúrgica

  • Maria Glória Gouveia Félix (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report expresses the experiences during the travelled route in the several places of stage under the Nursing Master Course with specialization in Medical Nursing – Institute of Health Sciences – Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto. It also lists the great learning, focusing on the main activities and developed skills, thoughts and reflections, respectively, on the module I: Emergency Service and module III: Infection Control Services, performed in Centro Hospitalar Cova da Beira. The acquisition of skills, technical skill, planning and decision taking before complex and unpredictable situations, in emergency context and in the control and prevention of hospital infection, was a constant and a contribution, as well as integrate the difficulties, the clashes that a specialist nurse faces under an ethical, moral, social and deontological perspective, based on the assumptions that guide the nursing profession, in addressing to the critical patient. The developed work reflects the deepening of the aspects and contributions considered relevant, as the realization of a training action on the Emergency Service entitled "Invasive Monitoring" as well as in the Commission Service Infection Control, about the theme "SIRS, SEPSIS, MODS and Blood Cultures". It was still performed a flyer on "Simple Measures Save Lives" and a work based on "Analysis of results of the inquires about surveillance of the Five Moments in the hand hygiene" in partnership with the teams, allowing a participatory role in the building this path and in the promotion of the development of future practices which boost efficiency and the improvement of the quality of the provided care. These behaviours contributed to the acquisition of a greater autonomy, according to an advanced perspective of the care and a greater social visibility, essential for the development of the profession. The complexity of the diseases and the size of the resources imposed with singleness the differentiation of the professionals, who trained to be able to monetize and prioritize the use of each of these knowledge. The report is structured according to the stages carried out, which contains the outlined objectives, the undertaken activities and acquired skills, in the two modules and it has as goal to serve as a tool for certification of technical, human, relational and communication competences, as a specialist in medical nursing -surgical and obtain a master's degree. The methodology is based on the analytical method through reflection of the activities and the reasoning based on pedagogical knowledge.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPatrícia Coelho (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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