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Professional competences of nurse to work in Intensive Care Units: an integrative review

DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692012000100025

Keywords: professional competence, nurses, male, intensive care units.

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this study aimed to identify and analyze nurses' competences to work at intensive care units-icu. an integrative review method was used, and data were collected in lilacs, scielo and bdenf, from august to october 2010. ten articles were identified, published in the last 12 years. data grouping permitted the construction of thematic units related to nurses' competences: nursing care management, high-complexity nursing care delivery, decision making, leadership, communication, continuing/permanent education, human resource management, material resource management. the professional competences identified can support the outline of guidelines to constitute the profile of nursing working in intensive care units and drive/mobilize the improvement of nursing care practices.

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