Arzu Aslan, Burcak Sahin Koze, Yasemin Altinbas and Meryem Yavuz Van Giersbergen
Department of Surgical Nursing, Ege University Nursing Faculty, Turkey
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care
The study was aimed to determine of the implementation status of the preoperative skin preparation in surgical clinics. Research was performed between the dates of 12th October 2015- 26th February 2016 in surgical clinics at a university hospital. Samples of the study consisted of 374 patients who had a planned surgery during this period. The researcher used the documents ├ó┬?┬?Patient Introduction Form├ó┬?┬Ł, a form for detection of the implementation status of the preoperative skin preparation in surgical clinics. The data collection form was developed according to literature findings. 52.0% (n=195) of the patients were men, 41.6% of the patients (n=156) primary school graduates. Most of patients (87.5%, n=328) had a shower before surgery. 60.8% (n=228) of patients did it the night before surgery and 61.6% of patients (n=231) had a shower with soup and water. Preoperative shaving of the surgical site was performed 68.0% of (n=255) patients. Patients were mostly prepared by shaving with a razor blade (43.5%, n=163). The conclusions of the research show that procedure of pre-operative skin preparation was used in surgical clinics.
Arzu Aslan is a PhD student at Ege University. She is also Research Assistant at the same university in Surgical Nursing Department since 2011.
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