Sorrorigenous Wounds in Intensive Care



Year of publication 2016
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Description Aim: The aim of the present study is to identify incidence of sorrorigenous wounds in intensive care. Method: The multicentric prospective observational study (2 university and 6 regional hospitals) at intensive care units (6 months). Statistical analyses - SPSS programme v. 18 (a 0.05). Results/Discussion: In total 169 wounds was identified as sorrorigenous. Most of them were pressure sores - PU (skin 60; mucose tissue 15), 39 device related injury (excoriations or PU at the insertion site) and incontinence dermatitis (21) in patients. Average time of wounds detection from the beginning of hospitalization was 3 days. Most wounds originated at the monitored department (105). All the patients were assesed with objective tests (BMI, GCS, ADL). No statistical difference between the involved units was found in relation to the the type of wound, preventive strategies and lenght of stay of patients (p > 0.05). Conclusion: Almost all of the 169 wound identified as sorrorigenous were found by nurses taking care of patients, only one was identified by doctor and one by auxiliary health care worker. The most common type of sorrorigenous wound were pressure sores, incontinence dermatitis and devices related injuries and wounds. There is still lack of knowledge in differential diagnosis of wounds and and the subsequent election of appropriate therapeutic approach. The simple tool for identification of sorrorigenous wounds was prepared and presented during educational seminars for nurses.
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