Preventive Actions in Pressure Ulcer Development in Intensive Care Units

  • Belarmino Santos de Sousa Júnior Hospital Universitário Onofre Lopes - HUOL/UFRN
  • Fernando Hiago da Silva Duarte Nurse. Master degree student in Nursing by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Natal (RN).
  • Amanda Nayara Pereira Rodrigues Nurse. University Center FACEX. Natal (RN), Brazil
  • Ana Elza Oliveira de Mendonça Nurse. Ph.D. in Health Science by the Health Science Center (CCS) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Assistant Professor of UFRN. Natal (RN).
  • Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres Nurse. Ph.D. in Health Science by the Health Science Center (CCS) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).
  • Daniele Vieira Dantas Nurse. Ph.D. in Health Science by the Health Science Center (CCS) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).
  • Rodrigo Assis Neves Dantas Nurse. Ph.D. in Health Science by the Health Science Center (CCS) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).
  • Eurides Araujo Bezerra de Macedo Nurse. Ph.D. in Health Science by the Health Science Center (CCS) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN).

Abstract

Introduction: Preventive care of Pressure Ulcers have been increasingly enhanced, especially in the care of critically ill patients because they are exposed to intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors to develop them.

Objective: To show the contributions of scientific productions for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in Intensive Care Units.

Methods: Study of an integrative literature review held in April 2016. For the survey of the articles discussing the preventive action of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients, electronic searches were carried out in LILACS, SCIELO, and BDENF.

Results: The sample consisted of nine studies that allow the preparation of a summary of care, education, and management, fundamental actions for a culture of prevention injuries.

Conclusion: The study allowed summarizing the main care to guide the clinical practice of nurses in the daily care to critical patients.

Published
Aug 8, 2016
How to Cite
JÚNIOR, Belarmino Santos de Sousa et al. Preventive Actions in Pressure Ulcer Development in Intensive Care Units. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, aug. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1744>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2054.
Section
Internal Medicine & Hospital Medicine

Keywords

Prevention; Pressure ulcer; Nursing; Intensive care unit.