Ciencia y enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9553
SILVA E SOUZA, Adenícia Custódia; FERREIRA VEIGA TIPPLE, Anaclara; PEREIRA, Milca Severino y APARECIDA DO PRADO, Marinésia. CHALLENGES IN INFECTION CONTROL IN HEALTH INSTITUTIONS: NURSES ERCEPTIONS. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2002, vol.8, n.1, pp. 19-30. ISSN 0717-9553. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95532002000100004.
The multiplicity of factors that involves the control of infections has been hindering the implementation of an effective prevention program and control and day-to-day represents a larger challenge to the professionals of health. This study of qualitative approach seeks to identify, among the female nurses, the challenges for the nosocomial infection control. The subjects in the study, are nurses candidates to the specialization course in nosocomial infection control. The reports were obtained through the participants free registration which from their experiences and visions related the challenges in the infection control in the institutions of health where they work. After exhaustive reading we apprehended six analysis categories: organizational structure; biological battle; professional involvement; professional training; epidemiology of the infections; prevention measures and control. The challenges quoted include since the adoption of simple measures of control until the complicated organizational structures of the institutions that make norms, suppliers and executors. However, the largest challenges shown were the politics of each institution, the work relationships and the professionals little involvement
Palabras clave : Infection control; Challenges; Nurses perception.