Monitoring of nursing workers in the COVID-19 pandemic in Bahia

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i13.21479

Keywords:

COVID-19; Nursing; Work; Pandemics; Monitoring.

Abstract

Objective: to describe the monitoring of COVID-19 cases in nursing workers and to raise hypotheses about the determinations of illness and death. Methodology: cross-sectional study conducted with secondary monitoring data via a remote questionnaire of suspected and/or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in nursing workers in Bahia. The sociodemographic, occupational and disease situation variables were analyzed descriptively. Qualitative data on sources of contamination were analyzed by the thematic-category content analysis technique. Results: of the 352 respondents, 50.9% were nursing technicians, 82.4% had a work relationship. 72.0% related coronavirus contamination to the work context. About one quarter reported comorbidities, with systemic arterial hypertension predominant. Conclusion: the contamination of nursing workers occurred primarily in the workplace. Working conditions stand out as producers of risks of illness by COVID-19. The unavailability of adequate personal protective equipment points to contamination in the work process.

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Published

19/10/2021

How to Cite

MUSSI, F. C.; MORAES, M. de A.; PIRES, C. G. da S.; OLIVEIRA, J. S. B. de; OLIVEIRA, C. C. R. B.; SILVA, C. T. O.; SANTOS, T. A. dos; MELO, C. M. M. de. Monitoring of nursing workers in the COVID-19 pandemic in Bahia. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 13, p. e480101321479, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i13.21479. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/21479. Acesso em: 4 dec. 2021.

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Health Sciences