Need of surgical dressing in postoperative surgical

Ana Isabel Gomes Alves, Isabel Cristina Mascarenhas Rabiais, Sérgio Joaquim Deodato Fernandes, Rita Luzia Morais Ribeiro

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Surgical procedures are frequent these days, as well as the search for appropriate and safe procedures for patients, requiring more research and optimize nursing care. The correct procedures in the surgical dressing are also important to the success of the intervention. Purpose: To identify the need for surgical dressing in postoperative. Methods: A study has been carried out which consists in systematic literature revision and it has taken place where seven items were selected. Results: The results of the analyzed studies on the subject, showed themselves to be quite different on the need for care/aseptic environment in the surgical wound in the immediate postoperative period and in use of surgical dressing. Conclusions: It can be concluded that a majority of studies have shown that the occlusive surgical dressing, immediate after surgery with washing and disinfection standard, does not necessarily decrease the prevalence of surgical wound infection. Although some authors consider very important the realization of occlusive dressing in the first 48 hours after surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7313-7318
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Development Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • After surgery
  • Surgical wound
  • Surgical dressing


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