TITLE

Knowledge about laboratorial routine requested by professionals in Basic Care: a descriptive study

AUTHOR(S)
Vitola Gonçalves, Carla; Pereira da Costa Kerber, Nalð; Paula Backes, Ana; Borges Alves, Carolinne; Andréia Wachholz, Vanessa; Seles Oliveira, Flávia
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing;Dec2013, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p813
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Aim: To evaluate the knowledge and interpretation of laboratorial routine requests by professionals working in pre-natal care in the basic health network. Method: This is an evaluative study performed between September 2010 and February 2011, based on interviews with 15 doctors and 14 nurses. Result: 100% of the professionals understood which laboratorial exams should be requested. On the other hand, the interpretation of these exams was not satisfactory in relation to: incorrect standards for glycemia and hemoglobin levels; erroneous interpretation and conduct regarding Rh negative and positivity in VDRL, anti-HIV, HBsAg and toxoplasmosis. Discussion: The findings of this study are disturbing; excellence in pre-natal assistance depends on both the request for exams and the quality of consultations, enabling opportunistic interventions, to improve the pregnancy outcome. Conclusion: The interpretation of basic exams of the Program in Humanization of Pre-natal and Birth is an important point of fragility and rupture in pre-natal care in the municipality of Rio Grande, Brazil.
ACCESSION #
93449588

 

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