Medical Device-Related Pressure Injury in health care professionals in times of pandemic

Authors

  • Aline Oliveira Ramalho Grupo de Pesquisa em Estomaterapia: estomias, feridas agudas e crônicas e incontinências urinária e anal (GPET), da Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo Hospital Sírio Libanês https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6065-5488
  • Paula de Souza Silva Freitas Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – Departamento de Enfermagem - Vitoria/ES – Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9066-3286
  • Paula Cristina Nogueira Universidade de São Paulo – Escola de Enfermagem – Departamento de Enfermagem Médico-Cirúrgica – São Paulo/SP – Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5200-1281

Abstract

Facing the number of cases of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the disease, present in several countries and continents, is a pandemic of global alert and mobilization1. In Brazil, the pandemic arrived at the end of February 2020 and has been causing alarm due to the increase in the number of contaminated people related to the high capacity of transmission of the disease. In affected patients, the virus can cause from simple symptoms, which can be treated at home, to hospital admissions, assistance in intensive care units and can even lead to death2. In the midst of this pandemic, the professionals who assist patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection constitute a population at high risk of contagion. In this way, preventive measures such as adequate hand hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment(PPE) have been reinforced.

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Author Biographies

Aline Oliveira Ramalho, Grupo de Pesquisa em Estomaterapia: estomias, feridas agudas e crônicas e incontinências urinária e anal (GPET), da Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo Hospital Sírio Libanês

Mestranda em Enfermagem na saúde do adulto - Escola de Enfermagem da USP

Enfermeira Estomaterapeuta no Hospital Sírio Libanês

Paula de Souza Silva Freitas, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo – Departamento de Enfermagem - Vitoria/ES – Brasil.

Professora Doutora no Departamento de Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Paula Cristina Nogueira, Universidade de São Paulo – Escola de Enfermagem – Departamento de Enfermagem Médico-Cirúrgica – São Paulo/SP – Brasil.

Professora Doutora no Departamento de Enfermagem Médico-Cirúrgica da Universidade de São Paulo/USP – São Paulo/SP – Brasil.

 

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Published

2020-03-30

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Ramalho AO, Freitas P de SS, Nogueira PC. Medical Device-Related Pressure Injury in health care professionals in times of pandemic. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2020Mar.30 [cited 2020Aug.6];180. Available from: https://www.revistaestima.com.br/estima/article/view/867

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