To identify nursing interventions aimed at persons with venous, arterial or mixed leg ulcers.
Carried out research in the EBSCO search engine: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE with Full Text, MedicLatina, Academic Search Complete, sought full text articles, published between 2008/01/01 and
2015/01/31, with the following keywords [(MM “leg ulcer”) OR (wound care) OR (wound healing)] AND [(nursing) OR (nursing assessment) OR (nursing intervention)], filtered through initial question in PI[C]O format.
The different etiologies of leg ulcer require a specific therapeutic and prophylactic approach. Factors that promote healing were identified: individualization of care, interpersonal relationship, pain control, control of the exudate, education for health self-management, self-care, therapeutic adherence, implementation of guidelines of good practice and auditing and feedback of the practices.
Person-centred care and practices based on evidence improves health results in prevention and treatment of leg ulcers.
in Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine. Vol. 5, Issue 06, November 30, 2015.