Continuing education and its interfaces with ambulatory care sensitive conditions


  • Charlene Ester Machado Silva
  • Denise Barbosa de Castro Friedrich
  • Beatriz Francisco Farah
  • Kênia Lara Silva



Primary Health Care, Education, Continuing, Nursing, Hospitalization.


Objective: to understand the process of continuing education by primary health care nurses and their interfaces with ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Methods: a qualitative study was carried out with 14 nurses from health units. To collect the data, we used semi-structured interviews and the analysis was carried out through dialectical hermeneutics. Results: two categories emerged: Assistance in primary health care and hospital admissions – which pointed out that the major cause of hospitalizations is related to chronic diseases, and that most of them were preventable; Education: a tool to deal with ambulatory care sensitive conditions – where continuing education is recognized as a tool to interfere in the occurrence of these hospitalizations, but the practices carried out are closer to continuing education. Conclusion: nurses have developed educational processes that are closer to continuing education. The relationship between continuing education and ambulatory care sensitive conditions is still incipient.




How to Cite

Silva, C. E. M., Friedrich, D. B. de C., Farah, B. F., & Silva, K. L. (2018). Continuing education and its interfaces with ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Rev Rene, 18(6), 794–802.



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