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6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

London, UK

Arzu Aslan

Arzu Aslan

Ege University, Turkey

Title: Implementation status of the preoperative skin preparation in surgical clinics

Biography

Biography: Arzu Aslan

Abstract

The study was aimed to determine of the implementation status of the preoperative skin preparation in surgical clinics. Research was performed between the dates of 12-18th October 2015 in surgical clinics at a university hospital. Samples of the study consisted of 164 patients who had a planned surgery during this period. The researcher used the documents “Patient Introduction Form”, a form for detection of the implementation status of the preoperative skin preparation in surgical clinics. The data collection form was developed according to literature findings. 51.8% (n=85) of the patients were men, 50% of the patients (n=82) have low education level. Most of patients (92.7%) had a shower before surgery. 65.9% (n=108) of patients did it the night before surgery and 57.9% of patients had a shower with soup and water. Preoperative shaving of the surgical site was performed 73.8% of (n=121) patients. Patients were mostly prepared by shaving with a razor blade (50.6%). The conclusions of the research show that procedure of pre-operative skin preparation was used in surgical clinics.