Maria Paula de Oliveira Pires
RN, Esp. Paediatric, MSc, PhD candidate
Maria Paula is a Lecturer in Nursing at Paulista University (UNIP), Sao Paulo, Brazil since 2011. She graduated in Nursing from the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), Paediatric Nursing, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2008), and specialised in Nursing in Intensive and Emergency Care for Children and Adolescents at Children's Institute of the Clinical Hospital in Faculty of Medicine, Sao Paulo University (ICr HCFMUSP), Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009). She completed her Master's Degree in 2014 and is currently undertaking her PhD in Paediatric Nursing from the Graduate Program of UNIFESP.Maria Paula recently joined The Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) Group as an Adjunct Research Fellow after spending three months as a Visiting Research Fellow as part of her PhD. She is also a member of the Safety, Technology and Care Nursing Research Group in Patient Safety, Critical Care and Intravenous Therapy (SEGTEC), UNIFESP-Brazil since 2009.
Maria Paula has clinical experience as a Paediatric Registered Nurse in Surgical Unit, PICU and NICU. She also has the Qualification Course on the use of PICC in children by the Brazilian Society of Paediatric Nurses, SOBEP, Brazil (2010).