Nursing Interventions for Adult Intensive Care Patients With Risk for Corneal Injury: A Systematic Review

Nursing Interventions for Adult Intensive Care Patients With Risk for Corneal Injury: A Systematic Review

Author Werli-Alvarenga, Andreza Google Scholar
Ercole, Flavia Falci Google Scholar
Heather Herdman, T. Google Scholar
Machado Chianca, Tania Couto Google Scholar
Institution Risoleta Tolentino Neves Univ Hosp
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
NANDA Int
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract PURPOSE: Sedated patients in induced comas may experience ineffective eyelid closure, presenting higher risk for corneal ulcer. the objective was to identify evidence-based practice for corneal ulcer prevention within the intensive care unit. METHODS: A systematic literature review of nine articles was performed. CONCLUSIONS: Questions remain about which care practice is most effective, although most studies consider a humidity chamber with polyethylene film to be the best practice. IMPLICATIONS for NURSING PRACTICE: A proposed NANDA-I nursing diagnosis, risk for corneal injury, reflects this human response that demands nursing assessment and intervention. This study provides evidence toward developing nursing interventions and practice guidelines for the care of these patients.
Keywords Corneal ulcer
intensive care unit
nursing
nursing diagnosis
prevention
Language English
Date 2013-02-01
Published in International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 24, n. 1, p. 25-29, 2013.
ISSN 2047-3087 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 25-29
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2047-3095.2012.01218.x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000315094200004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35960

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