Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre
Rita Catalina Aquino Caregnato, PhD, is an associate professor of the nursing department at Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre. She has had a long career as nurse and educator in the field of perioperative nursing, infection control, and intensive care, and worked many years in surgical centers. She brings more 35 years of surgical and clinical nursing experience and professional leadership in acute and critical care nursing. The professor dedicates herself full time to teaching and research. No conflict.