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dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Brigid M
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Rachel M
dc.contributor.authorMcInnes, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Zena
dc.contributor.authorEskes, Anne M
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Tom
dc.contributor.authorHarbeck, Emma
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Codi
dc.contributor.authorScott, Ian A
dc.contributor.authorVermeulen, Hester
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendy
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T05:48:23Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T05:48:23Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0020-7489
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103486
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389614
dc.description.abstractBackground The increasing numbers of surgeries involving high risk, multi-morbid patients, coupled with inconsistencies in the practice of perioperative surgical wound care, increases patients’ risk of surgical site infection and other wound complications. Objectives To synthesise and evaluate the recommendations for nursing practice and research from published systematic reviews in the Cochrane Library on nurse-led preoperative prophylaxis and postoperative surgical wound care interventions used or initiated by nurses. Design Meta-review, guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Data sources The Cochrane Library database. Review methods All Cochrane Systematic Reviews were eligible. Two reviewers independently selected the reviews and extracted data. One reviewer appraised the methodological quality of the included reviews using A MeaSurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews 2 checklist. A second reviewer independently verified these appraisals. The review protocol was registered with the Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews. Results Twenty-two Cochrane reviews met the inclusion criteria. Of these, 11 reviews focused on preoperative interventions to prevent infection, while 12 focused on postoperative interventions (one review assessed both pre-postoperative interventions). Across all reviews, 14 (63.6%) made at least one recommendation to undertake a specific practice, while two reviews (9.1%) made at least one specific recommendation not to undertake a practice. In relation to recommendations for further research, insufficient sample size was the most predominant methodological issue (12/22) identified across reviews. Conclusions The limited number of recommendations for pre-and-postoperative interventions reflects the paucity of high-quality evidence, suggesting a need for rigorous trials to address these evidence gaps in fundamentals of nursing care.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom103486: 1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto103486: 20
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titlePreoperative and postoperative recommendations to surgical wound care interventions: A systematic meta-review of Cochrane reviews
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGillespie, BM; Walker, RM; McInnes, E; Moore, Z; Eskes, AM; O'Connor, T; Harbeck, E; White, C; Scott, IA; Vermeulen, H; Chaboyer, W, Preoperative and postoperative recommendations to surgical wound care interventions: A systematic meta-review of Cochrane reviews, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2020, 102, pp. 103486: 1-103486: 20
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-12-09T04:01:26Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorWalker, Rachel M.
gro.griffith.authorChaboyer, Wendy
gro.griffith.authorEskes, Anne
gro.griffith.authorGillespie, Brigid M.
gro.griffith.authorHarbeck, Emma L.
gro.griffith.authorWhite, Codi E.


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