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International Archives of Medicine
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Prevalence of Pressure Injury of Bedridden Patients, Hospitalized in a Public Hospital

Objective: To analyze the prevalence of pressure injury in bedridden patients, hospitalized in a public hospital.

Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in the city of Teresina, state of Piauí. The sample consisted of 27 bedridden patients, with pressure injuries.

Results: The injury prevalence was 31,4%. From the 27 patients studied, 59.3% were elderly, 77.8% were male, 48.1% had circulatory system diseases, 22.2% had respiratory system diseases and 59.3% of the pressure injuries were located in the sacral region.

Conclusion: The prevalence of pressure injury was high among bedridden patients, which shows the need of preventive measures, such as protocol implantation, use of scale of risk assessment, appropriate supporting surface, repositioning in bed, adequacy of dressings and instructions for patient discharge.

Keywords: Pressure ulcer. Prevalence. Nursing.

from International Archives of Medicine

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