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|Title: ||Nursing Interventions in Prevention and Healing of Leg Ulcers: Systematic Review of the Literature.|
|Authors: ||Fonseca, César|
|Keywords: ||Leg ulcer; Nursing; Intervention|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||J Palliat Care Med|
|Citation: ||Fonseca C, Lopes M, Ramos A, Santos V, Esquinas V, et al. (2015) Nursing Interventions in Prevention and Healing of Leg Ulcers: Systematic Review of the Literature. J Palliat Care Med 5:238. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000238|
Aim: To identify nursing interventions aimed at persons with venous, arterial or mixed leg ulcers.
Methodology: Carried out research in the EBSCO search engine: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE with Full Text, MedicLatina, Academic Search Complete, sought full text articles, published between 2008/01/01 and 2015/01/31, with the following keywords [(MM "leg ulcer") OR (wound care) OR (wound healing)] AND [(nursing) OR (nursing assessment) OR (nursing intervention)], filtered through initial question in PI[C]O format.
Results: The different etiologies of leg ulcer require a specific therapeutic and prophylactic approach. Factors that promote healing were identified: individualization of care, interpersonal relationship, pain control, control of the exudate, education for health self-management, self-care, therapeutic adherence, implementation of guidelines of good practice and auditing and feedback of the practices.
Conclusion: Person-centred care and practices based on evidence improves health results in prevention and treatment of leg ulcers.|
|Appears in Collections:||ENF - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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