Epidemiological Profile of Injuries in Victims Met At a Hospital of Reference of Paraíba, Brazil

  • Jhames David Dias dos Santos Graduate in Nursing Bachelor Course of Patos Integrated College
  • Elicarlos Marques Nunes Teacher at the Nursing Course of Patos Integrated College.
  • Hellen Renatta Leopoldino Medeiros Nurse Specialist in Emergency Department and Occupational Health Nursing, Coordinator of the Conclusion Course Work and Practical Lessons of the Patos Integrated College
  • Sheila Costa Rodrigues Silva Nurse, Master in Public Health from UNISANTOS, Nursing Specialist in Intensive Care Nursing Course of the Patos Integrated College
  • Juliane de Oliveira Costa Nobre Nurse. Master of Health Sciences, Medical Sciences College of São Paulo Holy House, Teacher at the Nursing Course of Patos Integrated College.
  • Edmara da Nobrega Martins Xavier Nurse. Specialist in Urgence and Emergency by FIP. Teacher at Supervised Stage I of Patos Integrated College.
  • Érica Surama Ribeiro César Alves Master in Health Sciences from the University of Southern Cross - UNICSUL - SP. Teacher at Nursing in the Intensive Care in Nursing Bachelor Course of Patos Integrated College.
  • Ana Paula Dantas da Silva Master in Nursing by UFPB. Teacher of the subjects: Clinical Nursing at Nursing Bachelor Course and Forensic Medicine of the law school of Patos Integrated College.
  • Marcelo Alves Barreto Teacher the discipline of Human Physiology, Pathology and Histology of Nursing Bachelor Course of Patos Integrated College.
  • Kamila Nethielly Souza Leite Teacher of Surgical Nursing discipline of Patos Integrated College.
  • Maryama Naara Felix de Alencar Lima Teacher of Obstetrics Nursing discipline at Nursing Bachelor Degree Course of Patos Integrated College.
  • Cristina Costa Melquiades Barreto Teacher of Nursing in Pediatrics and Neonatology of Nursing Bachelor Course of Patos Integrated College.
  • Elainy Maria Dias de Medeiros França Nurse. Teacher, Department of Nursing of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Denisy Dantas Melquiades Azevedo Nurse. Specialist. Teacher in the nursing department of Patos Integrated College, Patos (PB), Brazil.
  • Allan Martins Ferreira Nurse, Specialist in Urgence and Emergency Department, Deputy Coordinator of the Postgraduate of FIP, Teacher at Curriculum Stage Urgence of Emergency of FIP

Abstract

Introduction: Violent trauma and car accidents result in the deaths of more than 2.5 million people a year worldwide.

Objective: This study aimed to identify the epidemiological profile of trauma victims admitted and hospitalized in a hospital of reference.

Method: This is a retrospective study with a quantitative approach, performed at Patos Regional Hospital - Paraíba. The sample consisted of 179 medical records of inpatients by trauma in the period from August to December 2014. The data were submitted to statistical and descriptive analyzes, and the results presented in graphs and tables.

Results: It was observed that the trauma predominates in male individuals (61%), older than 40 years (52%), agricultural workers (28%), despite the accidents occur mostly in urban areas (77%), with large plot admitted after trauma to extremities, skull and face. It showed a higher number of incidents in October (47%), featuring the Monday (20%), with the highest number of admissions and hospitalization, usually including the night hours from 18:01 to 24.00 (40%).

Conclusion: Thus, we see the need to invest in prevention policies directed at this particular profile, in order to develop targeted and effective strategies that can reduce the number of incidents, and consequently the number of deaths and permanent sequelae.

Published
Mar 22, 2016
How to Cite
DOS SANTOS, Jhames David Dias et al. Epidemiological Profile of Injuries in Victims Met At a Hospital of Reference of Paraíba, Brazil. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, mar. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1511>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1901.
Section
Traumatology and Orthopedics

Keywords

Epidemiology. Victim. Injirues.

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