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An Evaluation of Preventing Pressure Ulcers in the Urinary Meatus

Rassin, Michal PhD, RN; Markovski, Igor MN, RN; Fishlov, Anton BA, RN; Naveh, Re-Ut BA, RN

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: March/April 2013 - Volume 32 - Issue 2 - p 95–98
doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e31826bc65f
Research DIMENSION

As many as 5% of male hospital patients develop pressure ulcers. This brief study was done to obtain more research about this topic by evaluating the effectiveness of an intervention designed to prevent pressure ulcers in the urinary meatus as a result of urethral catheterization. Implications for critical care nurses are included.

The results of this brief study conducted to obtain more information about the development of pressure ulcers in the urinary meatus as a result of urethral catheterization are presented.

Michal Rassin, PhD, RN, is a manager at the Nursing Research Unit at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin, Israel.

Igor Markovski, MN, RN, is a deputy charge nurse at the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin, Israel.

Anton Fishlov, BA, RN, is a staff nurse at the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Assaf Harofed Medical Center in Tzrifin, Israel.

Re-Ut Naveh, BA, RN, is a nurse in charge at the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin, Israel.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Michal Rassin, PhD, RN, Nursing Research Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tzrifin 70300, Israel (rasinm@asaf.health.gov.il).

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