All publications of “Telma de Almeida Busch Mendes”

2 results

Adjustment of oxygen use by means of pulse oximetry: an important tool for patient safety

Telma de Almeida Busch Mendes, Paola Bruno de Araújo Andreoli, Leny Vieira Cavalheiro, Claudia Talerman, Claudia Laselva

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010AO1377

ABSTRACT Objective: To assess patient’s level of oxygenation by means of pulse oximetry, avoiding hypoxia (that causes rapid and severe damage), hyperoxia, and waste. Methods: Calculations were made with a 7% margin of error and a 95% confidence interval. Physical therapists were instructed to check pulse oximetry of all patients with prescriptions for physical therapy, observing the scheduled number of procedures. Results: A total of 129 patients were evaluated. Hyperoxia predominated in the sectors in which the patient was constantly […]

Communication and access to information in assessing the quality of multiprofessional care of patients

Leny Vieira Cavalheiro, Paola Bruno de Araújo Andreoli, Nadia Sueli de Medeiros, Telma de Almeida Busch Mendes, Roselaine Oliveira, Júnia Jorge Rjeille Cordeiro, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1298

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess the quality of a multiprofessional healthcare model for in-hospital patients by means of two performance indicators (communication and knowledge about the case).Methods:A cross-sectional study assessed the knowledge that professionals had about the clinical information of patients and the use of communication strategies by the team. Healthcare professionals were interviewed during their work period. Seven occupational categories were interviewed. A total of 199 medical charts were randomly selected for interviews, and 312 professionals of different categories were interviewed. The […]