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0047 Health disorders between nursing staff in a public hospital of Sao Paulo
  1. Patricia Baptista1,
  2. Carolina Bernardes1,
  3. Thatiana Coa2,
  4. Vanda Felli1,
  5. Marcelo Pustiglione1,
  6. Ruth Munhoz2
  1. 1University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. 2University Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Objectives This study aimed to identify the injuries and disorders occurred with the nursing staff through the Surveillance System for Nursing Workers Health -SIMOSTE and describe the consequences of injuries.

Method This is an exploratory and quantitative study conducted in a public hospital of Sao Paulo. The data were collected by a software, the Surveillance System for Nursing Workers Health -SIMOSTE in the period December 2012 to March 2013.

Results The Surveillance System for Nursing workers Health identified 1847 injuries in the period December 2012 to March 2013. There were prevalence of occurrence between nurses (80.94%) and musculoskeletal diseases were the most prevalent (34.70%), followed by diseases of the respiratory tract (13.05%). Regarding the consequences, observed 10.67% of accidents and 86.63% of medical licenses.

Conclusions The data point to the need for development of new shares surveillance focused on the notification of occupational accidents and work-related diseases, and prevention of diseases. The Surveillance system is a technology capable to operationalize institutional policies regarding occupational health and the valuing of human resources, considering that monitoring and analysing the workers’ health situation is an indispensible action for the planning of strategies to promote the improvement of their working conditions.

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