Evidence on prevention of skin lesions in newborns: integrative review

Simone Vidal Santos, Flávia Regina Souza Ramos, Roberta Costa, Luís Manuel da Cunha Batalha


Objective: To identify strategies for the prevention of skin lesions in hospitalized newborns (NBs), published in scientific journals from 2013 to 2018. Method: Integrative literature review performed in two moments of database search, selecting 37 studies published between 2013 and 2018. Results: Thermoregulation, use of antiseptic, use of emollients and cleaning of the umbilical stump were the most commonly found recommendations. Among the evidence-based practices, we highlight those that prevent the risk of hypothermia, such as the use of a polyethylene bag and skin-to-skin contact, which support the assistance and ensure safety in the care of the neonatal patient. Conclusion: The prevention of skin lesions is a relevant topic. However, there is a scarcity of robust evidence to safely sustain NB care practices. It is also observed that the evidence is insufficient to encompass the universe of the theme, demonstrating that skincare is a theme that requires investment and more research.

Keywords


Nursing care; Skin; Infant, Newborn; Enterostomal therapy; Evidence-based nursing

Full Text:

ENG     PORT    

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
SOBEST - Associação Brasileira de Estomaterapia: Estomias, Feridas e Incontinências
Rua Antônio de Godoi, n 35. Sala 102, Centro
CEP 01034-000
São Paulo/SP