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DA SILVA, Priscilla Nicácio; DE ALMEIDA, Onislene Alves Evangelista  and  ROCHA, Izabella Chrystina. Topical therapy in the treatment of chronic wounds. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.33, pp.33-45. ISSN 1695-6141.

The treatment of wounds resumes antiquity when man aiming better results in scarring smaller time intervals was using various methods and substances in therapy injuries1-2. Currently employed in wound therapy is still debatable, as this should be aware of the injury and the patient, in order to include the planning and execution of care3. This is a descriptive, exploratory study with a quantitative approach is not probabilistic , whose main objective was to topical therapy used in the treatment of open wounds and chronic users of Basic Units for Family Health (UBSFs) in the city in the state of Goiás, Brazil. Participants were 19 people of both sexes, with a mean age of 56.5 years, with open wounds to their age more than 3 months . For data collection was carried out direct observation of the lesion and used an instrument directed semistructured questionnaire about socioeconomic data carrier and on the therapeutic wound. The results showed that the products were the topics most widely used antiseptic, being the main topic polyvinylpyrrolidone iodine (PVP), antibiotics and antifungals. It was also the employment of improper wound healing substances such as cresol product. There was disagreement between data found by the survey and suggested in the literature, since most topical products used in the therapy of wounds are at odds with the indicated by the literature.

Keywords : Wounds and injuries; wound healing; nursing care.

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