As part of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa do Porto Nursing Masters Course with a specialization in Infant Health and Pediatric Nursing, this abstract reflects the journey made throughout the Infant Health and Pediatric Nursing work placement, during the three work placement modules: Module I - Infant Health, Module II - Surgical and Medical Services in acute and chronic illness contexts and Module III - Emergency Pediatric Services and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with a view to acquire patient care skills specialized to the child, family. The skills defined in the study plan were grouped in four working domains of the Specialized Nurse, namely in the area of management, training, investigation and patient care, and from there described in a critical way the activities realized in the different assisted contexts. Highlighting, in terms of results obtained, the work placement training within the topic “Infection associated to patient care and types of isolation”, realized in the Module II context, the elaboration of a pre-project, in the scope of the Integrated Pediatric Continuous Care, whilst doing Module I, and the auto critical analysis of the Specialized Nurse intervention, regarding management. Child/family patient care represented the main skills acquisition process, by assisting 225 children/family in different age groups, more specifically 50 in a primary health care context, 90 in situations of acute and/or chronic illness in pediatric internment services, 60 in an emergency service context and 25 in the neonatal intensive care unit. This work placement report allowed a total auto-critical process, as well as the acquisition of skills, throughout the whole formative process in the area of Infant Health and Pediatrics, being the auto-descriptive methodology used to achieve the same.
|Date of Award||20 Feb 2014|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Constança Festas (Supervisor)|
- Nursing care
- Specialized nurse in infant health and pediatric nursing