Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1982-0194
BOLL, Liliana Fortini Cavalheiro; IRIGOYEN, Maria Claudia and GOLDMEIER, Silvia. Brazilian guidelines for arterial hypertension: the reality of nursing in a specialty hospital. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.5, pp. 775-780. ISSN 1982-0194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000500020.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate knowledge about the technique of blood pressure measurement among nursing professionals in a health care institution. To identify the relationship between professional qualification and the proper development of technique. METHODS: The researcher applied a questionnaire to nursing professionals during the verification of arterial pressure of patients. These questions related to the Brazilian Guidelines on Arterial Hypertension V. RESULTS: Of the nursing professionals, technicians and assistants, 8.41% attained the cutoff point stipulated as adequate correct answers (80%). There was a direct relationship between professional qualification and the number of correct answers. CONCLUSION: Brazilian Guidelines on Arterial Hypertension V were not followed in their entirety by nursing professionals. A wide dissemination of guidelines, the implementation of training programs and monitoring of the technique should be encouraged.
Keywords : Guidelines; Blood Pressure; Nursing.