de Macdo, Eurides Ara£jo Bezerra; da Silva, Daliane Dborah Negreiros; de Oliveira, Aminna Kelly Almeida; de Vasconcelos, Quinidia L£cia Duarte de Almeida Quith; da Costa, Isabelle Katherinne Fernandes; Torres, Gilson de Vasconcelos
November 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p2129
Academic Journal
Objective: to characterize the care provided to patients with venous ulcer in 10 weeks of conventional treatment. Method: descriptive study with 18 patients with venous ulcers in the ambulatory Surgical Clinic of the Hospital Universitário Onofre Lopes (HUOL). Data collection was performed using an interview guide to ask respondents about the treatment in the 10 weeks prior to study entry. The selection criteria were: has venous ulcer; doesn't have peripheral arterial disease and / or ischemic necrosis; be older than 18 years; be attended for an angiologist in HUOL. We adopted the following exclusion criteria: the patient's request. The research was approved Ethics Committee in Research of HUOL / UFRN, with n° protocol. 276/09. Results: 72.2% performed the change of dressings at home and / or UBS; 66.7% changed the dressing once a day; 66.7% changed their own dressing on weekend or holiday; 55.5% used healing products; 83.3% reported the increase of the dimension of ulcer on the evolution of their lesions, 72.2% reported a predominance of granulation and / epithelialization in ulcer. Conclusion: the majority of dressings were done at home and / or UBS and / or clinic, being held predominantly by aides or practical nurses, was identified a higher use of healing products and injuries predominantly granulation/epithelialization but with unsatisfactory development of these injuries.


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