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|Title: ||Nursing Interventions in Prevention and Healing of Leg Ulcers: Systematic Review of the Literature|
|Authors: ||Fonseca, César|
|Editors: ||Fonseca, César|
|Keywords: ||nursing interventions|
prevention and treatment
|Issue Date: ||Dec-2016|
|Publisher: ||InTech, Chapters|
|Citation: ||Fonseca, C., Lopes, M., Ramos, A., Santos, V., Esquinas, A., & Parreira, P. (2016). Nursing Interventions in Prevention and Healing of Leg Ulcers: Systematic Review of the Literature. In Worldwide Wound Healing - Innovation in Natural and Conventional Methods (pp. 93–103). InTech, Chapters.|
|Abstract: ||Aim: The purpose of this study was to define nursing interventions for patients with venous, arterial or mixed leg ulcers.
Methodology: A survey was conducted in EBSCO (CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE with Full Text), MedicLatina, Academic Search Complete, with 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)].
Results: The different leg ulcer etiologies require different therapeutic approach to prevention and treatment. Predictive factors were identified associated with healing: patient-centred care, interpersonal relationship, pain control, control of the exudate, education for health self-management, self-care, therapeutic compliance, implementation of guidelines, auditing and feedback on the practices.
Conclusion: Evidence-based practice helps to improve efficiency, safety and quality of nursing care directed to people with leg ulcers or at risk of developing this type of wounds.|
|Appears in Collections:||ENF - Publicações - Capítulos de Livros|
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