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|Chun Hsiao Kuo and Shu-Ming Chen|
|Fooyin University, School of Nursing & Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Fooyin University, School of Nursing, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
|Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nurs Care|
|The purpose of this study was to recognize the conception of problem wound. The author used eight steps of concept analysis, which was proposed by the Walker and Avant' methods. The concept of problem wound was definited: what a problem wound was, confirm what reason affect the problem wound and what results would problem wound trigger. The results showed that definition of problem was, when we treated the injured soft tissue by normal medical treatment, but the wound could not heal. It causes the wound healing late or recovering imperfectly. Skin is the largest organ in our body. Besides, skin is the first defense to prevent us from bacteria irrupting. A healthy wound healing process countered less interfering treat. When healing process was damaged, it would cause problem wound or futile wound. Both of them would make wounds recover badly. At this time, systemic evaluating and managing wounds is very important. We should evaluate the wound on its exterior, size, depth, infection and tissue perfusion. Then, we treat it with comprehensive management to make it recover. In conclusion, this concept can help nurses understand what problem wound is and learn the knowledge about systemic evaluating and managing wounds. Also, from empirical reference, we can know the development of problem wound concept.|
Chun Hsiao Kuo is Fooyin University Master degree nursing student. She also works in Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital as a clinical care staff. The research interesting is in wound care field.
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