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Title: Nursing Interventions in Prevention and Healing of Leg Ulcers: Systematic Review of the Literature
Authors: Fonseca, César
Lopes, Manuel
Ramos, Ana
Santos, Vitor
Esquinas, Antonio
Parreira, Pedro
Editors: Fonseca, César
Keywords: nursing interventions
leg ulcer
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.
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