Nurses and the Use of Collagenase in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds

  • Thalys Maynnard Costa Ferreira Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Rossana Santos de Andrade Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Patrícia Simplício de Oliveira Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Carla Lidiane Jácome de Lima Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Josefa Danielma Lopes Ferreira Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Marta Miriam Lopes Costa Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Abstract

Objective: The objective was to verify the skill of nurses about the use of collagenase in the treatment of chronic wounds.

 

Method: A descriptive study of a qualitative approach performed with medical clinic nurses from two hospitals. The data were collected processed using the content analysis technique.

Results: Worked categories: 1. Knowledge about the mechanism of action of collagenase in the treatment of chronic wounds; 2. Reasons for use and destruction of collagenase in the treatment of chronic wounds.

 

Conclusion: The study showed that nurses have knowledge that collagenase is a debriding enzyme that aids in the healing process, particularly by removing the necrotic tissue in wounds; however, there is still the need to improve the relevant knowledge concerning the use of this substance in dressings made in their chronic lesions, even in view of the apparent lack of knowledge about the relevant enzyme peculiarities, such as its mechanism of action.

 

Descriptors: Nursing; Debridement; Nursing Care.

 

Published
Jul 5, 2016
How to Cite
FERREIRA, Thalys Maynnard Costa et al. Nurses and the Use of Collagenase in the Treatment of Chronic Wounds. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, july 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1593>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1998.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

Nursing; Debridement; Nursing Care.

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