Nursing Care for Prevention of Sternal Wound Infection in Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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Pinyo Jaroensuk
Noraluk Ua-Kit
Sirinapha Jittimanee

Abstract

Sternal wound infection in patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)surgery is an important complication that affects physical and psychological dimensions.The physical dimension may include wound pain, isolation, delayed wound healing,wound dehiscence, re-operation, and prolonged length of stay; the psychological dimension may include hopeless, depression, and feeling of insecurity. From this literature review, factors related to sternal wound infection among patients after CABG surgery are as follows: 1) the host (e.g., age, gender, obesity, malnutrition, anemia,
comorbidities, level of hemoglobin A1 C, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and left ventricular ejection fraction, and attitude toward surgical wound care), 2) the agent(e.g., pathogen), and 3) the environment (e.g., types of surgery and duration time of surgical site infection). This article aims to describe factors related to sternal wound infection, nursing care for preventing sternal wound infection, and patient self-care at home, leading to prevention of sternal wound infection, patient safety, and increased quality of life.
Keywords : Coronary artery bypass graft surgery, Nursing care, Prevention, Sternal wound infection

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Jaroensuk P, Ua-Kit N, Jittimanee S. Nursing Care for Prevention of Sternal Wound Infection in Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Nurs Res Inno J [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 19 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];30(1). Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/264455
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