Risco de lesões por pressão na pessoa em situação crítica

  • Sara Maria May Pereira da Cruz Lapuente (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report has been written within the context of the Professional Master's Course in Medical-Surgical Nursing in the area of Nursing for People in Critical Situation. This document reflects the entire path taken, namely the research carried out and describes, in acritical and reflective way, the activities developed, as well as the skills acquired in the different internship fields.The report covers two main internship periods included in the scope of the Final Internshipand Report: The Optional Internship, which was carried out in a Public Hospital in Lisbonin an Intensive Care Unit of Cardiothoracic Surgery; and the Urgency Internship that wascarried out in an Urgency Operating Room of a Central Hospital in Lisbon. According tothe skills acquired by my professional experience in Intensive Care, I was grantedaccreditation in this area. The choice of Hospital Institutions, as well as the Services inquestion, was always related to the search for new knowledge and realities known so far inorder to improve my care provision.The theme chosen to investigate was the risk assessment of pressure injuries in critically illpeople. A scoping review was carried out, which proved to be very pertinent and of greatcontribution to improving the quality of care in the internships performed. Still, during theinternship in the Operating Room, field work was carried out on pressure injuries in theintraoperative period, the results of which were later shared and discussed with the entireteam.The acquisition of skills, technical dexterity, planning and decision making in the face of complex and unpredictable situations, was a constant and a contribution, as well as the integration of difficulties, the confrontations that a specialist nurse faces under an ethical, moral, social perspective and deontological, based on the assumptions that guide the nursing profession, when caring for the person in a critical situation.
Date of Award26 Jan 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorIsabel Rabiais (Supervisor)


  • Skills
  • Critically ill person
  • Specialist nurse
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Risk
  • Pressure injuries


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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