Nurses conduct in the treatment of wounds in an intensive care unit


  • Rosa Aparecida Nogueira Moreira
  • Terezinha Almeida Queiroz
  • Márcio Flávio Moura de Araújo
  • Thiago Moura de Araújo
  • Joselany Áfio Caetano


Wound healing, Nursing care, Intensive Care Units.


This is an exploratory study, whose data were collected during the months of January and February 2007 in an intensive care unit in Fortaleza-CE. The aim of the study was to check the conduct of nurses in a public hospital on the treatment of wounds. The data collection was given by the record of a structured form. All the nurses said to register the data and adopt a criterion for evaluation, specific to wounds. Regarding the assessment criteria it was emphasized: the presence of exudate (56.2%), the extent, depth and type of tissue, each with 43.7% of the answers. About 90% of the surveyed considered the work important in the multidisciplinary treatment of wounds. It was concluded that nurses are well aware of the therapeutic methods of looking after wounds.




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Moreira, R. A. N., Queiroz, T. A., Araújo, M. F. M. de, Araújo, T. M. de, & Caetano, J. Áfio. (2009). Nurses conduct in the treatment of wounds in an intensive care unit. Rev Rene, 10(2). Retrieved from



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