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A challenge in nursing care: preventing pressure ulcers in the client

Um desafio no cuidado em enfermagem: prevenir úlceras por pressão no cliente
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Brandão, Euzeli da Silva; Mandelbaum, Maria Helena Santanna; Santos, Iraci dos

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Abstract Objective: The aim was to reflect upon the participation of nursing with the client, focusing the prevention of pressure ulcers. Method: A descriptive study approaching pressure ulcer, which has become a serious public health car issue that demands public prevention policies. Results: The importance of client’s evaluation and the preventive care based on recommendations from public entities and results from scientific production is presented, aiming at risk-free care for the physical, mental and spiritual integrity of the cliente and for the nursing professional. Conclusion: To sum up, it is indispensible to implement structured and organized edcational programs that are comprehensive and directed to all levels of health care service. The qualification of the professionals will enable the acquisition of resources, aiming at a health care assistance compatible with human dignity and for the professional that is vulnerable to criticism and judicial action.
Keywords nursing; quality; hospital; microeconomic factors; health policy; working conditions; nursing staff
Classification Health Policy
Free Keywords dermatology; Pressure Ulcer
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3221-3228
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence