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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-97

Effect of transparent film on the duration of pressure ulcer formation for noninvasive ventilation patients: A randomized controlled trial

1 Department of Chest Diseases, Ege University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2 Ege University Faculty of Nursing, Internal Medicine Nursing, Izmir, Turkey

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Dr. G Ozbudak
Department of Chest Diseases, Ege University Hospital, Bornova, Izmir 35100
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_673_18

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Background: Due to the prolonged use of face mask in noninvasive ventilation, pressure ulcer is a common complication. Pressure ulcer can occur within a few hours at the site where the mask contacts in 2-70% of cases. Aims: The aim of this study is to conduct a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of transparent film use on the duration of pressure ulcer formation in the nasal region in patients undergoing noninvasive ventilation. Methods: This study was a randomized controlled trial. 46 patients who met the sample selection criteria and agreed to participate in the study were included in the study at a university hospital in İzmir, Turkey. Of them, 25 were assigned to the intervention group and 21 to the control group. Data were collected using the Socio-demographic and Disease-related Characteristics Questionnaire, The Noninvasive Ventilation Parameters Monitoring Form, and The Pressure Ulcer Classification Form at 4-hour intervals. Results: The duration of pressure ulcer formation in intervention group was longer than that in control group, and the difference between them was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: In this study, the use of nasal protective film (transparent film) prolonged the duration of pressure ulcer formation on the nasal bridge in patients who underwent noninvasive mechanical ventilation.

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