Sjuksköterskors förebyggande omvårdnad vid trycksår inom hemsjukvården : En litterarturöversikt

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Röda Korsets Högskola

Sammanfattning: Background: Pressure ulcers are a problem that can lead to psychological, economical and physical issues for patients in a community. Pressure ulcers can occur in different settings and home healthcare is one of them. Pressure ulcers can emerge fast on pressure exposed areas of the body and can take a long time to heal. The registered nurses’s nursing work includes preventing and treating pressure ulcers. Aim: The aim of the study was to describe registered nurses preventive nursing care for pressure ulcers in home health care. Method: A literature review with 10 original articles which was analysed with a manifest content analysis. Result: The analysis resulted in twomain categories and five subcategories. One of the main categories was Nursing based on the profession as an expert with educating the team and team cooperation as subcategories. The other main categories was Nursing with an evidence based practice with skin assessment, risk assessment, repositioning and pressure reliving devices as subcategories. Conclusion: To prevent pressure ulcers in patients in home healthcare registered nurses must work with an academic basis where the team gets educated and cooperated. They should also work with an evidenced based practice where skin assessment, risk assessment, repositioning and pressure reliving devices are used.

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