Pressure ulcers prevalence indicators and patient falls incidence in teaching hospitals in the city of São Paulo*

  • Marta Maria Melleiro Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem; Departamento de Orientação Profissional
  • Daisy Maria Rizatto Tronchin Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem; Departamento de Orientação Profissional
  • Cleide Maria Caetano Baptista Universidade de São Paulo; Hospital Universitário; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Aline Togni Braga Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem
  • Ariane Paulino Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem
  • Paulina Kurcgant Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem; Departamento de Orientação Profissional

Abstract

Objective To measure the prevalence of pressure ulcers and the incidence of patient falls in three teaching hospitals in the city of São Paulo. Method Quantitative, exploratory and descriptive study. Data were collected from August 2012 to July 2013 using a form. They were analyzed according to descriptive and inferential statistics. Results The annual mean of pressure ulcers overall prevalence (PU) was of 10.1%, and the incidence of patient falls was of 13.8%. Conclusion Patients of Hospital 3 were the most vulnerable to pressure ulcers and falls, probably due to the aggressiveness of the disease and the complex treatments these patients were undergoing. Implementation of such indicators has enabled benchmarking and review of both assistance and management institutional protocols.

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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
Melleiro, M., Tronchin, D., Baptista, C., Braga, A., Paulino, A., & Kurcgant, P. (2015). Pressure ulcers prevalence indicators and patient falls incidence in teaching hospitals in the city of São Paulo* . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(spe2), 55-59. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000800008
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