Pressure Injuries: Clinical and Risk Profile of Patients and Characteristics of Injuries
Objectives: To investigate the clinical profile and the level of risk for pressure injuries in patients with these injuries in the Intensive Care Unit, and describe the characteristics of the identified injuries. Method: quantitative, exploratory study conducted in Teaching Hospital in JoÃ£o Pessoa / PB, approved by the Institutional Ethics Committee, under protocol number 451/11. The sample consisted of 20 patients, with pressure injuries. To collect data, we used the Braden Scale and a form with clinical data and description of injuries. Results: 45.0% were at high risk and 30% very high (30.0%) to develop the lesions that occurred predominantly in the sacrococcygeal region (33.3%) and stage II (55.0%). Conclusions: All patients had clinical profile and risk level compatible with the development of pressure injuries, highlighting the importance of assessing the Braden Scale and other contributing factors for the occurrence of these injuries in the studied unit.
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