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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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Abstract

MENDOZA, Isabel Yovana Quispe  and  PENICHE, Aparecida de Cássia Giani. Educational intervention regarding hypothermia: a teaching strategy for education in the surgery department. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.4, pp. 851-857. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000400010.

This is a quasi-experimental study performed using a short-term educational intervention involving nursing aides working in a Surgery Department, with the objective to identify the social and professional characteristics of the nursing aides, identify the differences in their knowledge regarding hypothermia following the educational intervention, and relate the nursing actions to the studied variables. It was found that the educational intervention was effective, considering that the difference in the mean nursing actions was 5.35 following the intervention. However, no significant difference was found regarding the nursing actions related to the studied variables. Further studies should be performed to investigate the education of nursing professionals considering their significant learning requirements in different units.

Keywords : Nurses'Aides; Learning; Hypothermia; Perioperative nursing.

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