Initial care for burned patients in academic nursing education


  • William Campo Meschial Universidade Estadual de Maringá
  • Magda Lúcia Félix de Oliveira Universidade Estadual de Maringá



Burns, Emergency Nursing, Studentes, Nursing.


Objective: to describe the experience of Nursing students in the initial care for burned patients. Methods: a cross-sectional study was carried out with 107 Nursing students from four Higher Education Institutions. A modular structured questionnaire divided in three blocks was used. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics in the Epi Info® 6.04 software. Results: the majority (94.4%) of students reported that initial care for burned patients was addressed in undergraduate courses, but 81.6% considered the approach insufficient. Regarding the theory-practice relationship, 47.7% reported having participated in extracurricular theoretical activities, and 28.0% had performed practical activities of initial care for burned patients. All students considered it important to approach this theme during undergraduate training; 38.7% said this was extremely important, but 41.1% had little or no affinity with the subject. Conclusion: the experience in this theme, especially in practical activities, was considered insufficient by Nursing students, indicating the urgent need to rethink teaching practices.

Author Biographies

William Campo Meschial, Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Enfermeiro. Mestre em Enfermagem. Doutorando no Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem - UEM

Magda Lúcia Félix de Oliveira, Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Enfermeira. Doutora em Saúde Pública. Docente do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem da Universidade Estadual de Maringá




How to Cite

Meschial, W. C., & Oliveira, M. L. F. de. (2017). Initial care for burned patients in academic nursing education. Rev Rene, 18(2), 212–219.



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