International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Health Sciences | Brazil | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023 | Rating: 6.1 / 10


Development of Injuries resulting from Surgical Positioning

Let?cia Veroneze | Gercilene Cristiane Silveira | Cassia Marques da Rocha Hoelz | Elcie Aparecida Braga de Oliveira | Anelvira Oliveira Florentino | Claudia Rosana Trevisani Correa | Amanda Aparecida Camargo de Oliveira | Felipe Cesar Aparecido Canato Malagutti Brasil | Marceline Vieira Camargo Costa Luz | Adriane Lopes


Abstract: The aim was to analyze in the literature the main interventions regarding the development of pressure injuries resulting from surgical positioning. This is a literature review study. Thus, we searched for studies in three databases: PubMed, LILACS and Web of Science with the following search strategy: "Patient Positioning" AND "Wounds and Injuries" AND "Surgery". Of the six articles that were included in this review, it was noticed that overweight, prone and lateral positioning were crucial for the high rate of IAPI. Two studies dealt with the relevance of silicone foam dressings as a preventive method for the development of lesions. The other three articles describe the importance of two distinct scales that allow the identification of the risk of injury resulting from surgical positioning. It is concluded that, with the advancement of technology and the development, application and implementation of interventions during surgical procedures, they significantly reduce important pressure injuries in patients who need to spend long hours during surgery.


Keywords: Surgical Positioning, Nursing Care, Patient Safety, Perioperative Nursing, Pressure Injury


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 1090 - 1094



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