Surgical Wound Infections in the Intensive Care Unit The Nurse's Role
Sevim Çelik
Dorothy Doughty MN, RN, FNP, CWOCN, FAAN

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Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
October 2007 
Volume 34  Number 5
Pages 499 - 504
 
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Çelik, Sevim

Section Editor(s): Doughty, Dorothy MN, RN, FNP, CWOCN, FAAN

Sevim Çelik, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak School of Nursing. Corresponding author: Sevim Çelik, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Zonguldak School of Nursing, 67100 Site/Zonguldak, Turkey. (sevimakcel@yahoo.com).

Surgical wound infections are increasing in frequency. They have a negative effect on length of stay among intensive care unit (ICU) patients and patients on other wards. The reported incidence of surgical wound infections ranges from 15% to 38%; commonly associated microorganisms include Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, and Escherichia coli. Risk factors for the development of a surgical wound infection include type of procedure and reason for surgical intervention, presence of comorbidities, and operating ...

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