Nursing Care to Newborns with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Intensive Care Unit

  • Larissa Mendonça Torres Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Anelly Barbara Feitosa de Paiva Universidade Potiguar
  • Antonia Emanuella Oliveira Diniz Universidade Potiguar
  • Brenda Carla de Oliveira Moreira Universidade Potiguar
  • Yanna Gomes de Sousa Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Soraya Maria de Medeiros Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Jovanka Bittencourt Leite de Carvalho Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

Abstract

Objective: To identify the main procedures performed by nursing staff to newborns with respiratory distress syndrome.

Methods: A descriptive study of qualitative approach, conducted through semi-structured interviews with seven nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The data collection was conducted from August to October 2015. For data analysis, content analysis was used.
Results: The identified units of meaning were grouped into three categories: nursing care for newborns affected by respiratory distress syndrome; primary care and procedures performed by nursing to the newborn affected by respiratory distress syndrome; difficulties of nursing for the care of that patient.
Conclusion: It is concluded that the overload of activities, the reduced number of staff, lack of materials, equipment and the need for professional development are the nurse´s work reality in this sector. It was noticed a strong and responsible staff with apparent problems, but it was trying to elucidate their work and allowing to pull them away from work overload and structural difficulties in the area.

 

Published
May 17, 2016
How to Cite
TORRES, Larissa Mendonça et al. Nursing Care to Newborns with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Intensive Care Unit. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, may 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1539>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1951.
Section
Pediatrics

Keywords

Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Nursing care.

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