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Appointments and Specialities

At Joaquim Chaves Saúde medical units nursing teams have highly trained nurses, all with the ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) Course. They will assist patients in different areas:

  • Nursing cares and related procedures

  • Nursing care within the obstetrics and gynaecology appointment

  • Support to different medical specialties

Nursing cares require no previous scheduling.

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Performed procedures:

  • Simple aerosols*

  • Indwelling catheters (placement / withdrawal – man / woman) *

  • Bladder wash*

  • Application of injections (IV, IM, SC, ID)*

  • Application of Enemas*

  • Gastric intubation*

  • Extraction of faecalomas

  • Joint immobilization with ligature

  • Eyewash

  • Oxygen sessions*

  • Dressing placements/changes

  • Suture / Staples withdrawal*

  • Enteroclysis probe placement*

  • Monitoring vital signs (including blood pressure evaluation)

  • Serum therapy*

  • Capillary blood glucose

  • Simple urine test

  • Immunoallergology vaccine administration*

  • Vaccine administration (Extra National Health Plan): Serogroup B Meningococcal, Invasive Pneumococcal Disease, Rotavirus*

*These procedures require medical prescription.

Obstetrics and gynaecology nursing care:

  • 1st trimester pregnancy evaluation

  • 2nd trimester pregnancy evaluation

  • 3rd trimester pregnancy evaluation

  • Puerperal evaluation and breastfeeding education

  • Support on exams/procedures: colposcopy, cervical biopsy, IUD placement, Contraceptive intradermal implant placement

Support on various medical specialties:

  • Anesthesology – support on sedation and anaesthesia techniques for invasive/painful exams or procedures

  • Gastroenterology – support on endoscopic exams (endoscopy, colonoscopy)

  • Paediatrics - weight evaluation of new-borns

  • Dermatology – support on small surgeries

  • Endocrinology – education on food standards, oral and injectable therapeutic for diabetics

  • Vascular surgery – support on sclerotherapy

  • Orthopaedics – support on plaster cast placement and intra-articular infiltration

  • Radiology – support on breast biopsy and aspiration biopsy of the thyroid

  • Haematology – support on myelograms

  • Urology – support on prostate biopsy, peniscopy, cystoscopy,uroflowmetry



Nursing Care

Health Units

Clínica Cirúrgica de Carcavelos

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