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GUINOT BACHERO, Jordi et al. Wounds in nursing consultations: what injury creates more work load? Urban observational study. Gerokomos [online]. 2017, vol.28, n.1, pp.42-48. ISSN 1134-928X.


The deterioration of the skin integrity represents an important part of the workload in the consultations in primary care nursing.


to quantify the type of lesions of the skin integrity are retreated in consultation and determine which group generates higher welfare demand. Quantize the time spent by nurses in wound care, in consultations on demand.


observational multicenter study urban and cross in the field of primary health care in the city of Castellón de la Plana during January/February 2015.


The population included in the 5 participating health centres was 95,040 population > 15 years. The participation of nurses in the collection of data was 80,40%. QX wounds they represented (40,33%) injuries in EE.II. (29 %), for pressure ulcers (14.38 %) and other injuries (16.28 %), being the total number of cures of 2,420. The workload represents the 39.22% of the nursing consultation.


The absence of references on the subject prevents us from comparisons between studies, as published focuses on queries of new creation or acute wounds in emergency care.


Are surgical wounds which generate increased demand for care, followed by lesions of the BSII and wounds not included in otherstrips of study, being by pressure ulcers who generate lower demand.

Keywords : nursing consultation; wounds; primary care; workload.

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