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Revista Uruguaya de Enfermería (En línea)

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SILVA, Taiara Fonseca da et al. Care for pressure injury prevention performed by nurses in a teaching hospital. Revista urug. enferm. (En línea) [online]. 2023, vol.18, n.2, e205.  Epub Dec 01, 2023. ISSN 2301-0371.

Objective: to identify the recognized risk factors for pressure injury and the nursing care performed in relation to the prevention of pressure injury.

Methodology: Study with a quantitative approach, cross-sectional and descriptive, performed in adult hospitalization units of a teaching hospital. The data were collected through a self-applied questionnaire. The data were analyzed using the SPSS Program version 22.0, the variables were analyzed using descriptive statistics with the purpose of evaluating the association between categorical variables, using the Chi-Square test with a 0.05 significance level.

Result: The study involved 40 nurses. Regarding the risk factors for pressure injury, 100 % of the nurses indicated harmed bed mobility, 97.5 % apparent bone prominence. As for training on pressure injury prevention, 62.5 % attended to some training course. The evaluation of the skin condition at the time of admission was indicated as a care performed by most nurses (67.5 %) and 22.5 % of the nurses do not consider admission time to perform skin evaluation of patients. Among the care for the prevention of pressure injury performed by the nurses, the change in decubitus and the use of cushions stood out (95.0 %).

Conclusion: Although nurses demonstrate knowledge on the subject, the need to develop pressure injury prevention protocols in hospitals is highlighted, as well as investment in appropriate materials and equipment.

Keywords : Pressure Ulcer; Nurses; Cross-Sectional Studies, Brazil.

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