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Perception of the nursing team Arterial Hypertension working on the Emergency Unit in in the state of Pará
Authors: Elke Tatiane Almeida Figueira, Vanessa da Silva Pedrosa, Mariane Santos Ferreira, Karina Angélica Alvarenga Ribeiro, Maura Cristiane e Silva Figueira
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In Brazil Arterial Hypertension Systemic (HAS) has been a serious public health problem mainly related to the non-diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The objective is evaluate the level of knowledge of the nursing team who works in the Emergency Care Unit (UPA), in the city of Santarém, Pará, regarding the hypertensive crisis. This is a field research, qualitative and descriptive with bibliographic foundation held at UPA in the city of Santarém, duly approved by the Ethics Research Committee. The sources o f t h e s u r v e y we r e nurses and nursing technicians who work in the Emergency Unit that consists of 34 professionals. It was a questionnaire consisting of ten closed questions, whose answers provided all the information necessary for the development, evolution, and conclusion of this research. The present research revealed that 79.5% of respondents were female, with age between 30-40 years representing 47% of the employees. Of these 47%, 52.9% have higher education while only 47.1 % work as nurse inside UPA. It can be seen that 85.3% of professionals feel prepared to treat any patient with hypertensive crisis, 64.7% said that the HAS can be identified by malaise, headache, neck pain and epigastric pain. While 88.2 % responded that the diagnosis is made by checking the blood pressure, 47% of respondents described be cerebrovascular accident (AVC), deep edema eye, aortic aneurysm, myocardial infarction, seizures. In view of this study was possible to obtain a satisfactory outcome related to professionals, by identifying that UPA's employees have a good knowledge of hypertensive crisis, and they know the correct way to provide any assistance related to the studied subject. Key words: Arterial.