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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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Abstract

REICHERT, Altamira Pereira da Silva; VASCONCELOS, Maria Gorete Lucena de; EICKMANN, Sophie Helena  and  LIMA, Marilia de Carvalho. Assessment of the implementation of an educational intervention on developmental surveillance with nurses. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.5, pp. 1049-1056. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000500003.

The objective of this study was to assess the difficulties experienced by Family Health Strategy nurses in implementing an educational intervention regarding developmental surveillance. A qualitative approach was used with the assistance of eleven nurses, who participated in developmental surveillance workshops in the context of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness. Data were collected from May to June 2009 and were analyzed on the basis of content analysis methodology, using the theme modality. Four thematic nuclei were identified: evaluation of the training course regarding developmental surveillance; difficult areas which hinder the application of the acquired knowledge; facilitating points provided by the course, and practice transformation based on the knowledge acquired during the training course. The study highlighted the urgency of incorporating contents that give priority to questions concerning the infants' developmental surveillance in undergraduate nursing education, as well as in the family health internship.

Keywords : Child development; Child health; Family health; Pediatric nursing; Health education; Education, nursing.

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