Caesarean wound care for midwives

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Margaret M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-16T09:12:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-16T09:12:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.identifier.citation Murphy, M. (2013) 'Caesarean wound care for midwives', The Practising Midwife, 16 (9), pp. 27-29. en
dc.identifier.volume 16 en
dc.identifier.issued 9 en
dc.identifier.startpage 27 en
dc.identifier.endpage 29 en
dc.identifier.issn 1461-3123
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2749
dc.description.abstract With a rise in caesarean births there is a rise in wound care management issues for midwives and the potential for surgical site infections (SSIs). The burden of SSIs include increases in maternal mortality, morbidity, length of hospital stay and cost. Sepsis is currently the leading cause of maternal mortality, with 50 per cent of the women who die having had a caesarean birth (Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries (CMACE) 2011). Wound management and the prevention of sepsis are therefore issues of great concern to midwives. This article considers the incidence of wound infections and presents the guidance available to help address this problem. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Medical Education Solutions Ltd en
dc.relation.uri http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mesl/tpm
dc.rights © 2013, Medical Education Solutions Ltd en
dc.subject Wound infection en
dc.subject Caesarean en
dc.subject Surgical site infection en
dc.subject Guidance en
dc.title Caesarean wound care for midwives en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Margaret Murphy, Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mgt.murphy@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2014-03-06T11:16:56Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 228995889
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle The Practising Midwife en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mgt.murphy@ucc.ie en


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