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RESTRICTED MOVEMENT OF THE SPINE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF NURSING PROFESSIONALS

Gabriela Brigolini, Rosane Mortari Ciconet

Resumo


Objective: To analyze nursing professionals' knowledge about restricting spinal movement in trauma victims and describe their decision-making.

Method: An exploratory, descriptive, qualitative-quantitative study. A semi-structured interview was conducted with 27 nursing professionals from hospital and pre-hospital emergency services in São Leopoldo, Brazil, in March 2022. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and content analysis.

Results: 48% of the professionals knew the current recommendations; most worked in pre-hospital care. Cervicalgia/lumbago was the predominant indication. In the category “decision making and the transition of care”, a lack of standardization in in-hospital conduct was identified, emphasizing the importance of sequence in care and trust between professionals.

Final considerations: It was found that in-hospital teams had little knowledge of the current evidence, a lack of standardization in procedures, and difficulties in the transition of care between services.


Palavras-chave


Nursing; Knowledge; Immobilization; Spinal manipulation; Hospital Emergency Service.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/ce.v28i0.92395