Temperatura da pele de diferentes áreas corporais de idosos sem risco para lesões por pressão

Translated title of the contribution: Skin temperature of different body areas of the elderly without risk for pressure ulcer

Rhea Silvia de Avila Soares, Suzinara Beatriz Soares de Lima, Thaís Dresch Eberhardt, Lidiana Batista Teixeira Dutra Silveira, Bruna Rossarola Pozzebon, Liane Rocha Rodrigues, Paulo Jorge Pereira Alves

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Abstract

Objective: to identify the skin temperature of different body areas of elderly inpatients at a surgical clinic unit without risk of developing pressure injuries from the Braden Scale. Method: descriptive correlational study, with cross-sectional design, conducted at a surgical clinic unit of a university hospital from May to October 2017, with 84 patients. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed. Results: the sacral region presented the highest mean temperature and the right calcaneus, the lowest. There is no difference in skin temperature between the right and left sides in the scapulae, trochanters and calcaneus; between the sexes and races. When measured from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the temperature of the calcaneus was lower than when measured from 1:01 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the calcaneus region. Conclusion: the sacral region presents the highest mean skin temperature in relation to the areas measured. There is symmetry between the body sides.
Translated title of the contributionSkin temperature of different body areas of the elderly without risk for pressure ulcer
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere98
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalRevista de Enfermagem da UFSM
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Geriatric nursing
  • Skin
  • Skin temperature
  • Pressure ulcer
  • Aged

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