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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961


GONCALVES DIAS, Ernandes; DIAS SOUZA, Sheila Patrícia  y  PEREIRA GOMES, Josicleia. Obtaining knowledge about ergonomics and perceiving ergonomic risk from the nurse's perspective. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.4, e3520.  Epub 01-Dic-2021. ISSN 0864-0319.


The ergonomic risks present in the work environment produce important negative contributions to the health of nursing professionals and, therefore, deserve adequate attention.


Identify strategies for obtaining knowledge about ergonomics and the perception of ergonomic risk from the perspective of nurses in the public health network.


This is a descriptive and qualitative ethnographic study carried out with six nurses working in the public health network of Mato Verde, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Data were collected in August 2019 through a semi-structured interview applied individually to the professional in their workplaces on a previously scheduled day and time and recorded in audio by a voice application and analyzed using Bardin Content Analysis.


Nurses have adequate knowledge about the concept and application of ergonomics, obtained during training and on-the-job training. The conditions that nurses perceive as ergonomic risks are related to inadequate postures and the physical effort used to perform tasks, working hours and furniture.


It is worth highlighting the importance of investing in the implementation of strategies for obtaining and improving knowledge so that they are constant in the work environment. Thus, managers must be partners to promote a culture of prevention of ergonomic risk at work.

Palabras clave : Knowledge; occupation risks; ergonomics; nurses.

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