文献简介

出版社:BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS

作  者:Siobhan Corcoran, Jennifer C. Donnelly, Fionnuala Breathnach

编  号:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.10.012

关键字:Audit, Clinical risk management, Cutaneous bullae, Decubitus ulcers, Labor ward, Obstetrics, Pressure sores

年  份:2012   点击量:392

文献摘要

Abstract:
The practice of obstetrics is changing, as reflected by the increasing medicalization of childbirth. Newton and Butcher first commented on the rising incidence of pressure sores and blisters in obstetric patients in 2000 and discussed the escalating costs of treatment and litigation associated with them. The postoperative occurrence of cutaneous bullae and decubitus ulcers (commonly referred to as pressure sores) in a general surgical setting is considered substandard care. Unrelieved pressure on an areawill affect the blood supply to the skin and underlying tissues, causing tissue breakdown. In most cases this is entirely preventable. With rising cesarean delivery rates, widespread use of regional anesthesia, and rising body mass indices of the patient population, it is likely that the incidence of pressure sores and blisters will continue to increase. A literature search on the subject failed to identify a research-based standard or guideline targeted at this potentially litigious area.