Nursing knowledge on skin ulcer healing: a living scoping review protocol

João Gomes*, Paulino Sousa, Filipe Pereira, Carmen Queirós, Hugo Neves, Catarina Silva, Abel Paiva E. Silva, Paulo Parente, Paula Sousa, Alice Brito, Antónia Paiva E. Silva, Ernesto Jorge Morais, Alexandrina Cardoso, Inês Cruz, Natália Machado, Fernando Oliveira, Fernanda Bastos, Paula Prata, Carlos Sequeira

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Abstract

Objective:This review aims to continuously map the nursing knowledge on skin ulcer healing in any context of care.Introduction:Chronic wounds are an increasing concern for society and health care providers. Pressure ulcers and venous ulcers, among others, have devastating effects on morbidity and quality of life and require a systematic approach. The nursing process is an important method that allows a better organization and overall care quality for a systematic and continuous professional approach to nursing management of skin ulcers. The integration of this nursing knowledge in informatics systems creates an opportunity to embed decision-support models in clinical activity, promoting evidence-based practice.Inclusion criteria:This scoping review will consider articles on nursing data, diagnosis, interventions, and outcomes focused on people with skin ulcers in all contexts of care. This review will include quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods study designs as well as systematic reviews and dissertations.Methods:JBI's scoping review guidance, as well as the Cochrane Collaboration's guidance on living reviews, will be followed to meet the review's objective. Screening of new literature will be performed regularly, with the review updated according to new findings. The search strategy will map published and unpublished studies. The databases to be searched include MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus, JBI Evidence Synthesis, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and PEDro. Searches for unpublished studies will include OpenGrey and Repositórios Científicos de Acesso Aberto de Portugal. Studies published in English and Portuguese since 2010 will be considered for inclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-172
Number of pages9
JournalJBI evidence synthesis
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Electronic health records
  • Nursing
  • Review literature as topic
  • Skin ulcer
  • Wound healing

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