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Enfermería Global

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LORENZO HERNANDEZ, María Piedad; HERNANDEZ CANO, Rosa María  and  SORIA SUAREZ, María Isabel. Chronic wounds treated in an emergency service of primary health care. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.35, pp.23-31. ISSN 1695-6141.

A chronic wound is defined as a loss of continuity of the epithelial surface with a loss of substance with little or no tendency to spontaneous healing and that requires very long periods for healing by secondary intention. It is an important health care problem affecting the health system because of the decreasing quality of life, their high cost and long-time dedication of professional nurses. The aim of this study is to describe the prevalence and the type of injuries suffered by patients treated in the Emergency Service, scheduled for weekends by his/her nurse at the out-patients clinic. The results obtained show that almost a half of the patients attended the clinic for chronic wounds and the 30% of them did not bring their nurse indications concerning the realization of the cure.

Keywords : Chronic wounds; Emergency; Primary Health Care; Continuing Care; Nursing care.

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