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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
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BAPTISTA, Patrícia Campos Pavan et al. Using technological innovation as a tool to monitor nursing workers' health. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.spe, pp.1621-1626. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000700013.
The objective of the present study is to describe the development of the "Monitoring System for Nursing Workers' Health" software, a technological innovation designed to identify the health hazards caused to nursing workers' and their determinants, i.e., strain and/or strength potentials, monitoring their health using indicators. The software development comprises the phases of defining the objective, chosing the thoeoretical framework, organizing the content, and developing the system's architecture. It is important to socialize this process with researchers, managers, and workers interested in this subject, because monitoring the health of nursing workers is indispensible when planning strategies to minimize the occurrence of accidents and occupational illnesses, promoting better working conditions and improving their quality of life.
Keywords : Software; Occupational health; Nursing; Epidemiologic surveillance.