O enfermeiro especialista promotor de boas práticas

  • Carla Alexandra Amorim Colaço (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The purpose of this report comes under the Master Program of Professional Nature in the area of Specialization in Medical Surgical Nursing, which aims to "develop competencies for advanced nursing care for sick adults and elderly with severe disease, and is especially directed for the care of critically ill patients."Throughout this report I intend to describe, analyse and reflect on the course undertaken in order to acquire skills as a specialist nurse.During my formative process, I performed three stages in hospital units in the Lisbon region,which are chronologically describe: Hospital Injury Control, Intensive Care Unit /Intermediate Care Unit and Urgent Care Unit. Objectives were drawn in order to acquire skills of specialist nurse in the area of medical-surgical nursing specialization, highlighting scientific, technical, ethical and relational skills with the patient, significant family / person in a critical situation.Areas such as communication have been worked as a strategy promoting comfort and humanization care and prevention and control of hospital infection, which is determinant for promoting the safety of the patient and family in a critical situation and the quality of the patients care. This problem was elaborated along the stages constituting the guiding thread and based on the integrative review of the literature titled "Nurses' adherence to hospital infection prevention measures: difficulties and implementation strategies: Integrative Literature Review". From the interventions developed, I show the training and communication as a way of motivating health care workers, contributing to changing behavior and improving the quality of care provided.
Date of Award1 Feb 2018
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPatrícia Pontífice-Sousa (Supervisor)


  • Nurse specialist
  • Communication
  • Nursing care
  • Formation
  • Prevention of infection


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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