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Title: People with pressure ulcers and informal caregivers: a study case
Authors: Afonso, Eglantina
Furtado, Kátia
Marques, Maria do Céu
Pedro, Margarida
Reis, Inês
Morais, Rita
Keywords: pressure ulcers
home care nursing
caregiver and informal
caregiver burden
Issue Date: 6-Mar-2020
Citation: Eglantina Afonso, Dina Borges, Kátia Furtado, Maria do Céu Marques, Margarida Pedro, Inês Reis and Rita Morais (March 6th 2020). Managing Patients with Pressure Ulcers [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91034. Available from:
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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