Blood Transfusion in Cancer Patients: Knowledge of the Nursing Team

  • Karla Fabiana Nunes da Sila Master in Health Care. PhD student in the Stricto Sensu Graduate Program in Health Care, Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM).
  • Daniela Rosa Floriano Egress Nurse from the Nursing Course of Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM)
  • Rafaela Dagma Duarte Egress Nurse from the Nursing Course of Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM).
  • Jordânia Lumênia Tavares Master in Health Care from the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM).
  • Márcia Marques dos Santos Félix Master in Health Sciences. PhD student in the Stricto Sensu Graduate Program in Health Care at the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM).
  • Quênia Cristina Gonçalves Silva Master in Health Care. PhD Student of the Interunidades Program of Ribeirao Preto Nursing School at the University of Sao Paulo (EERP-USP).
  • Luana Foroni Andrade Master in Physical Education. PhD student in the Stricto Sensu Graduate Program in Health Care at the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM).
  • Lúcia Aparecida Ferreira PhD in Nursing. Adjunct Professor of the Graduate Program in Nursing and of the Stricto Sensu Graduate Program in Health Care at the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM).
  • Elizabeth Barichello PhD in Nursing. Adjunct Professor of the Graduate Program in Nursing and of the Stricto Sensu Graduate Program in Health Care at the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro (UFTM).
  • Maria Helena Barbosa Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM)

Abstract

Objectives: to assess the knowledge of nursing team professionals of a specialized hospital in oncology on transfusion practices and to identify factors associated with knowledge.


Methods: observational, analytical, cross-sectional study held in a large and philanthropic Brazilian hospital, specialized in oncology. The unsystematic sample consisted of 61 nursing professionals who worked at the hospital. For data collection, researchers was used a validated tool of check list type. The descriptive statistics was held in the univariate analysis and the t-test and Pearson correlation in the bivariate analysis.


Results: the average overall score of knowledge was 53.6%; in the pre-transfusion step it was 49.6%; in the transfusion step, 55.7% and in the post-transfusion step, 63.4%. Factors associated with knowledge included the participation in specific training courses on the subject, having post-graduate degrees, the search for information in the literature, the adoption or knowledge of any standard and/or guidelines related to the transfusion process, making use of the sector’s manual of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and number of participation in training courses.


Conclusion: there was a general score of lack of knowledge in pre-transfusion and transfusion steps and a better understanding in the post-transfusion step. The findings reinforce the importance of investing in periodic training and implementation of continuous and permanent education, promoting the updating of knowledge of these professionals according to the guidelines and enabling them to play safe and quality care actions.

Published
Dec 12, 2016
How to Cite
SILA, Karla Fabiana Nunes da et al. Blood Transfusion in Cancer Patients: Knowledge of the Nursing Team. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, dec. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2051>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2212.
Section
Oncology