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Immunization against Hepatitis B: a matter of occupational health nursing

Imunização contra Hepatite B: uma questão de saúde do trabalhador de enfermagem

Fraguás, Suzana Almeida; Silvino, Zenith Rosa; Flach, Diana Mary Araújo de Melo; Couto, Ingrid Ramos Reis; Andrade, Marilda


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Abstract Objective: To know the vaccination status for hepatitis B nursing staff who was involved in accidents with biological material. Method: This is an exploratory descriptive research with quantitative approach carried out in 259 sheets workers treated at the referral center for health professionals biological accident victims in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. Results: We identified 173 (66.8%) professionals with hepatitis B immunization schedule to complete. Being 27.0% nursing auxiliaries, nursing technicians, 61.4% and 11.6% nurses. Conclusion: It is evident the importance of implementation and project development of continuing education in all health institutions in order to educate nursing professionals regarding their own health on the unsanitary conditions of the routine nature of their functions and their potential risk of becoming infected with Hepatitis B.
Thesaurusschlagwörter health professionals; nursing; health care; contagious disease; vaccination
Klassifikation Medizin, Sozialmedizin
Freie Schlagwörter Hepatitis B; immunization coverage; occupational health
Sprache Dokument Portugiesisch
Publikationsjahr 2013
Seitenangabe S. 3150-3158
Zeitschriftentitel Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Digital Peer Publishing Licence - Freie DIPP-Lizenz