Evaluation Of Nursing Assistance To Women During Puerperium
Background: During puerperium, a woman undergoes several changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth. At this stage, complications can occur, which, when not identified or taken care of properly, tend to result in morbidity and mortality from preventable causes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the nursing care provided to women during the puerperium period.
Methods: The research is a descriptive exploratory study, with a quantitative approach, carried out in the Family Health Units (FHU) in the municipality of Patos, PB. The population included all the nurses of the FHU. Out of 38 nurses from the FHU, 27 nurses participated. Data were analysed in SPSS (version 21).
Results: The study revealed that the sample consisted mostly of females (92.6%), aged between 32 and 34 years (44.4%), unmarried, between 10 and 15 years of training (37.0%), all with post-graduate degrees. All the professionals interviewed performed a puerperal consultation and reported that the most common complaints were related to difficulty with breastfeeding (92.6%). Most of the participants participated in training courses offered by management (66.7%), but the majority did not participate in scientific events in the area of women's health after graduation.
Conclusion: Thus, it is necessary to consider how actions are carried out in the women's health care programme concerning puerperium in the city under study. These programmes should consider the health needs of this group and training to fully develop the competencies of qualified professionals.
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