Pressure Ulcers After Epidural Anaesthesia
Control of pain with epidural anaesthesia represents a major advance in the care of delivery and it is a part of standard gynecologic surgery. Side effects of this procedure are motor block, hypotension, rarely lower limb paralysis, hypothermia, and vertebral canal haematomas. A prolonged anaesthetic effect can be a primary risk factor of pressure ulcers development in healthy women.
Managing risk is a fundamental part of clinical practice and it is essential that equipment used is appropriate to the situation. Developing a training and educational program specifically is relevant for all the female patients and hospital multidisciplinary team.
There is a real need for all hospital teams to implement guidelines on prevention, surveillance and to monitor activities during the delivery and during the standard gynecological surgical procedures.
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