Child care consultations held by nurses within the Family Health Strategy

  • Francisco Fagner Sousa Oliveira
  • Andressa Suelly Saturnino de Oliveira
  • Luisa Helena de Oliveira Lima
  • Marilia Braga Marques
  • Gilvan Ferreira Felipe
  • Inara Viviane de Oliveira Sena
Keywords: Nursing Care, Child Health, Primary Health Care.

Abstract

The study aimed at identifying initiatives taken by nurses during child care routine visits in Family Health Units. It is an observational, descriptive and quantitative research. Data collection took place from August to October 2011, through the observation of three consultations carried out by eight nurses (24 appointments) for the Family Health Strategy Scheme in Picos - Piauí. During consultations, the following issues were more frequently observed:  anthropometry, reflexes according to age, encouraging of exclusive breastfeeding and advice on child hygiene. The need for further nurse training through continuous education was verified, seeking to improve care in order to contribute to the improvement of nursing care quality focused on promoting child health thru childcare consultations.

Published
2013-08-07
How to Cite
Oliveira, F. F. S., Oliveira, A. S. S. de, Lima, L. H. de O., Marques, M. B., Felipe, G. F., & Sena, I. V. de O. (2013). Child care consultations held by nurses within the Family Health Strategy. Rev Rene, 14(4). Retrieved from http://www.periodicos.ufc.br/rene/article/view/3526
Section
Research Article