This report describes the internship conducted within the framework of the master program in nursing in the specialty area of medical-surgical nursing at Universidade Católica, in three different medical units: in the Emergency room at Hospital Curry Cabral; in the Intensive Care unit at Hospital da Luz; in the Operation room (Optional) at Hospital da Luz. Its structure follows the method of reasoning in an attempt of developing specialized skills in medical and chirurgical nursing. After making a brief description of the different medical units, it aims to show the goals to achieve. These goals were defined according to the need of acquisition of new skills and also to get a greater efficiency in others previously held, skills, which are the result of his 15 years experience within the medical and surgical nursing area. This report describes the learning opportunities that favoured the development of essential skills required to be a specialized nurse, and the different contributions offered to the medical units where the internships took place, such as: working rules, an annual vocational training plan, educational programs; justification of autonomous nursing intervention (pre surgical nurse visit) and the creation of auxiliary tools to the clinical practice (registration sheets for the immediate post surgical period). These internships provided the development of specialized clinical practice kills considering the significant values and beliefs for patients and their families. The contact with different social and cultural realities, during the clinical practice, also provided unexpected personal and professional growth. Throughout the report there is a description on how the Reflection-in-action was achieved. This gave him the recognition, by colleges and clinical supervisors, for his effort to improve the care of the critical and semi-critical patient, getting effective health incomes.
|Date of Award
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Patrícia Pontífice-Sousa (Supervisor)
- Medical-surgical specialty
- Clinical education report