Sesau trains municipalities in the care of dengue, zika and chikungunya patients

The Secretary of State for Health (Sesau) launched, this Monday (16), a training cycle for the 102 municipalities of Alagoas on the clinical care of patients affected by arboviruses (dengue, zika and chikungunya) . The training is aimed at doctors and nurses working in primary care and will run until Thursday (19), being divided into four groups, in the towns of Maceió, Arapiraca and Santana do Ipanema.

In Alagoas, 4,495 dengue fever cases were recorded between January and May 15 this year, compared to 534 in the same period last year. Regarding chikungunya, the state recorded 705 cases this year and 54 in the same period of 2021. And as for zika, 177 cases were confirmed in the first four and a half months of 2022 against 37 in the same period of l ‘last year.

The training cycle is led by the technical advisor for the surveillance and control of arboviruses of Sesau, Núbia Lins, and the infectious disease doctors José Maria Constant and Luciana Pacheco. The first group brought together professionals from health regions I, II and VI and the training took place this Monday (16), from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the auditorium of the Centro Universitário Cesmac, located in the Farol district, in Maceio. The second course takes place this Tuesday (17), also from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Arapiraca campus of the Federal Institute of Alagoas (Ifal), where professionals from health regions VII and VIII will be trained.

The training of the third group, which will include professionals from health regions III, IV and V, will take place on Wednesday (18), at the auditorium of the Centro Universitário Cesmac, in the Farol neighborhood, in Maceió. And on Thursday (19), the training will take place in the auditorium of the Ifal Campus in Santana do Ipanema, contemplating professionals from the IX and X health regions.

The technical advisor for arbovirus surveillance and control in Sesau, Nubia Lins, explains that the training is aimed at doctors and nurses, since they have the first contact with patients in the basic health units (UBS). “We transmit the arbovirus problems to these professionals, so that they redouble their care when taking care of patients, so that we do not have a scenario of hospitalizations in serious condition and death. We let’s try to minimize all this damage caused by arboviruses, especially in this period when there is an increasing increase in confirmed cases of dengue, zika and chikungunya”, he underlined.

Nubia Lins also stressed the importance of municipalities conducting trainings to ensure health professionals detect suspected dengue, zika and chikungunya patients more quickly and support good clinical management. Dengue fever, zika and chikungunya are diseases whose clinical management is done in general medicine and, in training, we bring the issue of a differentiated look at how care should be conducted and how we can have these signs detected to make the reference as quickly as possible,” said the technical adviser for the surveillance and control of arboviruses at Sesau.

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