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Elderly Hospitalized in the Post-Surgical Correction of Hip Fractures by Falls: A Nursing Care Protocol


Objective: To develop a nursing care protocol for the elderly hospitalized after correction of hip fracture by fall.

Material and Methods: Convergent care research conducted with 16 nurses from the General Surgery Unit of a University Hospital in Brazil from January to December 2016. Data production used techniques such as conversational interviews, participant observation and convergence groups.

Results: The constructed protocol includes geriatric considerations for nursing care in the postoperative period and the mobilization of the elderly after hip fracture by fall correction in two types of surgery: correction of trochanteric fracture and hip arthroplasty.

Conclusion: The protocol qualifies nursing care for the elderly in the postoperative period, promotes their safe mobilization, contributes to avoid complications resulting from immobility, and enables nurses to act in gerontological care for the elderly who corrected hip fracture.

Caren da Silva Jacobi*, Margrid Beuter, Karina Silveira de Almeida Hammerschimidt, Larissa Venturini, Eliane Raquel Rieth Benetti, Carolina Backes, Thiana Sebben Pasa,Marinês Tambara Leite, Melissa Agostini Lampert, Naiana Oliveira dos Santos, Matheus Souza Silva Jamile Laís Bruinsma,Francine Feltrin de Oliveira, Sandra da Silva Kinalski, Cristiane Trivisiol Arnemann

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