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A Pre-Experimental Study to Evaluate the Effect of ICU Prophylaxis Program in Improving the Knowledge, Practices Related to Pressure Ulcers and Deep Vein Thrombosis in Spinal Cord Injury Patients and its Acceptability by the Nurses in a Tertiary Care

Journal: Archives of Nursing Practice and Care (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 026-030

Keywords : ICU Prophylaxis Programme (IPP); Pressure ulcers (PU); Deep vein thrombosis (DVT); Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients;

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Od nursing care is a key factor in reducing the most common complications related to immobility like pressure ulcers (PU), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. Materials and methods: The study was conducted using a pre-experimental, time series design on 52 nurses and 73 patients with SCI (30 before and 43 after the intervention) enrolled by universal sampling technique in a trauma ICU of a tertiary care facility to evaluate the effectiveness of ICU Prophylaxis Programme (IPP) in terms of knowledge, practices related to PU and DVT in SCI patients and its acceptability by the nurses. Pretested and validated tools were used to collect the data. Occurrence of the PU and DVT were assessed among the admitted SCI patients during the study period as secondary outcome.

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