November 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p2229
Academic Journal
Objective: to investigate the perception of nursing professionals on the vaccines room of the Basic Health Unit (BHU). Method: this is a qualitative and exploratory research carried out through a recorded interview, driven by guiding questions on how the nursing professionals working in vaccines rooms in BHU at Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil, perceived them. The research started after the project was approved by the Research Ethics Committe of Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (Protocol 074/2008), considering the Resolution 196/96 from the Brazilian National Health Council. Results: it was observed the predominance of females and the lack of training on the topic for these two professional categories. The interviews revealed that the teams were experiencing daily difficulties with regard to the vaccines room, such as inadequate physical structure, insufficient amount of consumption materials, human resources without the qualification needed, being reported as satisfactory only the work developed by the professionals themselves, such as organization of raw materials and refrigerator cleaning. Conclusion: the study pointed out the need for structural improvements and training of professionals, so that the quality of the vaccines administered is guaranteed, safeguarding the health of the general population, as recommended by the World Health Organization.


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