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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141

Abstract

VILLAREJO AGUILAR, Luis. Interventions proposed by the hospital nurses for monitoring of patients with chronic diseases. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.25, pp.53-57. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412012000100004.

This study aims to identify the most frequent nursing interventions recorded in the discharge reports for patients with chronic diseases. We conducted a cross sectional study on all patients discharged during the retrospective period 2009-2010. Data collection and analysis of variables was done by reviewing discharge reports. The main results identified 59 different interventions, of which themost common were power management, fall prevention family caregiver support, the prevention of pressure ulcers, advice, emotional support, Self-Care: IADL, self aid care and decreased anxiety. Continuity of care in discharged patients with chronic diseases is essential in orienting intensive care provided in the Hospital towards chronic care and so prevent deterioration caused by chronic illnessess.

Keywords : nursing interventions; chronic diseases; discharge.

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