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Course for qualification of nurses in the care of children with genetic diseases: experience report




Education, nursing, High fidelity simulation training, Genetic diseases, inborn, Pediatrics


Objective: To describe the experience of developing and operating an extension course to qualify nurses in caring for children with genetic diseases.
Method: Experience report on the realization of a university extension course had eight participants, developed at a public university in southern Brazil. The course took place in person, in November 2019.
Results: The course covered the following themes: introduction to genetics in nursing; rare diseases; innate errors of metabolism; Neonatal Screening Program; and microcephaly. The content was developed through theoretical aspects, presentation of clinical cases, practical activities and realistic simulation.
Conclusion: The extension course provided knowledge to nurses, who develop their functions as team leaders, allowing professional development and the dissemination of information on the topic, which corroborates the objectives of the Nursing Now campaign.
Keywords: Genetic diseases, inborn. Pediatrics. Education, nursing. High fidelity simulation training.


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