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Enfermería Global

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ALARCON BARCOS, F. et al. Prevalence of surgical wound infection in gynecological patient ten to twenty days after the operation of laparotomy and patient early check out. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2009, n.16. ISSN 1695-6141.

Longitudinal study (two observations) in 109 gynecological patients that underwent laparotomy surgery and patient early check out and that had received training for self-care at check out. With the objective of knowing the prevalence of surgical wound infection ten or twenty days after the operation and to identify the impact of education for self-care. The procedure for information collection consisted of two semistructured interviews, carried out via telephone, where among other questions they were asked about the characteristics of the wound, the person and the place where the cure was received. The prevalence of the infection was found in 10 % of the patients after ten days and in 5 % after twenty days. The relationship between the variable of the infection, person and where curing took place, make us put special emphasis in valuing the conditions of treatment, and the consequences of multi-personal involvement.

Keywords : Wound; Surgical; Abdominal; Laparotomy; Gynecological; Infection.

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