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Title: Managing Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Authors: Afonso, Eglantina
Borges, Dina
Furtado, Kátia
Marques, Maria do Céu
Pedro, Margarida
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Afonso, E., Borges, D., Furtado, K., do Céu Marques, M., Pedro, M., Reis, I., & Morais, R. (2020). Managing Patients with Pressure Ulcers. In Wound Healing. IntechOpen.
Abstract: This study describes care for the person and the informal caregiver with pressure ulcers. The qualitative methodological approach was used, and case study research and the data collection techniques used were the semi-structured interview and the questionnaire. The following scales were applied to the patient: Braden Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment, Resvesch 2.0, Malnutrition Universal Screening Nutritional Assessment. Modified Barthel and direct observation of wounds, use of the acronym Tissues, Inflammation/infection, Moisture, Edges/Epithelium. The nursing intervention at the patient’s home was positive in the evolution of the pressure ulcer healing and in the management of the caregiver’s emotions. Providing nursing home care to the injured person is a balm for patients and caregivers. It is an excellent response to aging and consequent complications, for example, wounds. They promote gains in health and in the management of human and economic resources.
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