Nurses’ behaviour 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


Nursing care, Wound Healing, 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 behavior of nurses in a public hospital in Fortaleza-CE on the treatment of wounds. The data collection was given through the record of a structured form. All the nurses said to accomplish the record of care and adopt some criteria of evaluation, specific to wounds. Regarding the assessment criteria emphasized: the presence of exudate (56.2%), the extent, depth and type of tissue, all of which with 43.7% of the answers. About 93.7% of the subjects surveyed consider the work important in the multidisciplinary treatment of wounds. It was found that nurses are well aware of the therapeutic methods in the treatment of 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’ behaviour in the treatment of wounds in an intensive care unit. Rev Rene, 10(3). Retrieved from



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