Assessment of nurses' knowledge about magnetic resonance imaging in a university hospital in São Paulo

Assessment of nurses' knowledge about magnetic resonance imaging in a university hospital in São Paulo

Author Lima, Marcos Souza Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Shigueoka, David Carlos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Salvador, Maria Elisabete Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva Canteras, Ligia Mara da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Carmagnani, Maria Isabel Sampaio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ajzen, Sergio Aron Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The aims of this descriptive study were to determine the academic profile of nurses in a university hospital, assess their level of knowledge about magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and verify whether this knowledge was acquired during their undergraduate or graduate education. Ninety randomly selected nurses working in inpatient wards and outpatient units of a university hospital participated in the study. Data were collected through a questionnaire completed by the participants between August and October 2009. Most nurses were females who have received specialized education. the participants had a limited knowledge about MRI, which was restricted to the procedures to prepare patients for MRI examination and MRI contraindications. Most of the nurses acquired information about MRI during the professional practice. the majority of nurses showed interest to know more about the MRI examination, especially regarding the exam environment, conditions and contraindications, in order to prevent accidents.
Keywords continuing nursing education
diagnostic imaging
magnetic resonance imaging
Language English
Date 2012-12-01
Published in International Journal of Nursing Practice. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 18, n. 6, p. 574-581, 2012.
ISSN 1322-7114 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 574-581
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000311607000008

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