Escola Anna Nery
Print version ISSN 1414-8145
ZAVADIL, Evana Terezinha de Castro; MANTOVANI, Maria de Fátima and CRUZ, Elaine Drehmer de Almeida. Nurse representation concerning to infections in patients submitted to the transplantation of hematopoietic stem-cell. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.583-587. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452012000300022.
The study aimed to identify the representations from 36 nurses concerning to the infections occurred in patients submitted to transplantation of hematopoietic stem-cell in from a university hospital in 2010. The data were collected through semi-structured interview based on social representations and analyzed by thematic content analysis, which resulted in the infection and guilt category. The nurses have chosen to use measures in order to prevent infections during care practice and recognize the unfavorable immune status of the patients, however, they considered vectors of infections and feel guilty when the injury occurs. The result points to the need of a support service to the professional in this area, focusing in contextualize the care to immunosuppressed patient care and minimize their guilt.
Keywords : Infection; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation; Nursing.