Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
SALVADOR, Pétala Tuani Candido de Oliveira; DANTAS, Rodrigo Assis Neves; DANTAS, Daniele Vieira and TORRES, Gilson de Vasconcelos. The academic education in nursing and multiple-victim incidents: an integrative review. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.3, pp. 742-751. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000300029.
The objective of this study is to reflect on the knowledge, competencies and skill that must be promoted during the academic education of nurses for an effective professional practice in view of a multiple-victim incident (MVI). This is an integrative literature review regarding academic nursing education. The literature survey was performed on the BDENF, LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE, Web of Knowledge and HighWire Press databases, using the following descriptors: higher education; nursing education; emergency nursing; and mass casualty incidents. The publications permitted considerations regarding the following themes: particularities; competencies and skills essential in nursing practice in view of multiple-victim incidents; and the professors' strategies to promote those competencies and skills. The literature analysis demonstrated that nursing education should be configured as a space to develop critical thinking skills, which requires professors to have an eclectic educational background.
Keywords : Education, nursing; Emergency nursing; Professional competence; Mass casualty incidentes.