Perioperative care for the reduction of pressure ulcer incidence for patients undergoing femur fracture surgery: an effectiveness study
Conference: BIBE 2019 - The Third International Conference on Biological Information and Biomedical Engineering
06/20/2019 - 06/22/2019 at Hangzhou, China
Proceedings: BIBE 2019
Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Bai, Jianmei (Hospital of Zhuahai Campus, Jinan University, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China)
To study the effectiveness of perioperative care on the reduction of pressure ulcers incidence for patients undergoing femur fracture surgery. 90 patients who underwent femur fracture surgery in our hospital between March 2015 and March 2016 were taken as participants for the study and were assigned into the observation group (n=45) and the control group (n=45). Patients in the observation group were provided with perioperative care and patients in the control group were provided with conventional care. The incidence of pressure ulcers was compared between the two groups. The incidence of pressure ulcers in the observation group was 6.7%, significantly lower than that in the control group which was 4.17% and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Furthermore, there was no occurrence of stage III and stage IV pressure ulcers in the observation group. Perioperative care for patients undergoing femur fracture surgery can effectively reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers and thus improves the quality of life for patients.