Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
NICHIATA, Lúcia Yasuko Izumi et al. The International Classification of Public Health Nursing Practices - CIPESC®: a pedagogical tool for epidemiological studies. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.3, pp. 766-771. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000300032.
The CIPESC® is a tool that informs the work of nurses in Public Health and assists in prioritizing their care in practice, management and research. It is also a powerful pedagogical instrument for the qualification of nurses within the Brazilian healthcare system. In the teaching of infectious diseases, using the CIPESC® assists in analyzing the interventions by encouraging clinical and epidemiological thinking regarding the health-illness process. With the purpose in mind of developing resources for teaching undergraduate nursing students and encouraging reflection regarding the process of nursing work, this article presents an experimental application of CIPESC®, using meningococcal meningitis as an example.
Keywords : Classification; Communicable diseases; Meningitis bacterial; Public health; Public health nursing.