O desenvolvimento de competências no cuidado à pessoa em situação crítica

Translated title of the thesis: The development of skills in caring for critically ill person
  • Ana Andreia Martins Andrade (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report arises within the curriculum unit “Final Internship and Report” integrated into the 2nd year of the 16th Master’s Degree in Nursing, specializing in Medical-Surgical Nursing in the area of Nursing to the Critical ill Person of the School of Nursing (Porto) of Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The internships were carried out in three distinct locations, the Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit, as part of the 1st-year course module - "The person in critical condition and family: surveillance and clinical decision-making" and during the 2nd-year module, from May to July 2023, in a Monodisciplinary Intensive Care Unit and a Multidisciplinary Emergency Service, both conducted from September to December 2023. This document's main objective is to describe the experiences and learning acquired during the internships, from a critical-reflexive perspective, and to demonstrate proposed improvements. This document consists of two chapters, the first is linked to the intensive care context, providing an approach to both the Multidisciplinary and Monodisciplinary Intensive Care Services, in the latter, a literature review on Intra-abdominal Pressure Assessment using a water manometer was conducted, following this review, a protocol for the respective service was developed. The second chapter is dedicated to the Multidisciplinary Emergency context, where the need for a literature review on Bladder Catheterization arose, upon concluding this research, a training program was prepared and made available online. Throughout the chapters, professional development is explored based on the activities carried out, which led to the development of skills and theoretical foundation. The appendix includes the evidence table, the protocol developed for the assessment of intra-abdominal pressure, the training plan and the presentation on Bladder Catheterization conducted in the Multidisciplinary Emergency Service. This report reflects a personal commitment to excellence in nursing practice for holistic and specialized care.
Date of Award13 Jun 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorIrene Oliveira (Supervisor)


  • Specialist nurse
  • Medical- surgical nursing
  • Critical ill
  • Intra-abdominal hypertersion


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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