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Pressure Ulcers After Epidural Anaesthesia

  • Agata Janowska
  • Valentina Dini
  • Marilena Pradal
  • Giulia Davini
  • Francesco Uccelli
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Abstract

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agata Janowska
    • 1
  • Valentina Dini
    • 1
  • Marilena Pradal
    • 1
  • Giulia Davini
    • 1
  • Francesco Uccelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologySanta Chiara Hospital, University of PisaPisaItaly

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