Services on Demand
Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
SLOMP, Fátima Martinez; MELLO, Débora Falleiros de; SCOCHI, Carmem Gracinda Silvan and LEITE, Adriana Moraes. Assistance to newborns in a Family Health Program. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2007, vol.41, n.3, pp. 441-446. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342007000300014.
This study describes the neonatal health care implemented through the Family Health Program in a unit in Guarapuava, State of Paraná, with the aim of supporting the organization of child health care in a family context. It is a descriptive survey based on data from live birth statements and files of families with babies born between October 1, 2003 and September 30, 2004, totaling 90 infants. The description of how clients were attracted and the verification of care delivery made possible the construction of a newborn health care flow chart. It was found that the flow chart represents a means for identifying the type of demand, the care delivered by each professional, the procedures, the referrals and the returns, as well as the gaps. This made possible for us to visualize the health care schematically, thus contributing to the organization of newborn health care in Family Health Program units.
Keywords : Infant, newborn; Delivery of health care; Nursing; Family Health Program.