Pressure ulcers in gerontology: Prevalence and defining variables of injuries and patients. Alcoi Alicante. Hemos realizado un estudio observacional, descriptivo de prevalencia retrospectivo. The prevalence of pressure sores in institutionalized elderly is a worrisome topic developing Nursing Care Plans. Bedsores are the result of a set of factors: prolonged bed rest, reduced mobility, malnutrition, physiological disorders, incontinence and so on.

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Although preventable, is still very prevalent, and pointed out that multiple factors are involved in its etiology. Objective: to identify the incidence of pressure ulcers, clinical and nutritional factors associated in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unity ICU of a university hospital. Methods: a prospective, observational study, with patients admitted to an ICU from June to November The UP was determined by inspection body three times a week during the morning bath, based on the characteristics established by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, We collected demographic, clinical, biochemical and nutritional.

The Braden Scale was used to verify individuals at risk of PU development. Results: the sample consisted of 51 patients with a mean age of There was an incidence of UP Conclusion: the high incidence of UP highlights the vulnerability of patients in intensive care.

Although characterized by being a multifactorial condition only the use of vasoactive drugs, length of hospital stay and the absence of anemia were associated with the appearance of refs. Nutritional and clinical factors often related to trauma were not associated with their development. All rights reserved. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features!

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