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Original Article

Assessment of the Effectiveness of Multicomponent Nursing Care on Pin-site Infection among Patients with External Fixators in Ortho Wards of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute

M Malarmathi, K Renuka

Keywords : External fixator, Multicomponent nursing care, Pin-site infection

Citation Information : Malarmathi M, Renuka K. Assessment of the Effectiveness of Multicomponent Nursing Care on Pin-site Infection among Patients with External Fixators in Ortho Wards of Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute. 2022; 15 (1):10-13.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13131

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

The most prevalent external fixator consequence is pin-site infection. Pin-site infections increase the frequency of hospital visits needed during a patient's therapy and may necessitate extra treatment, such as antibiotics and surgery. In comparison with other series from affluent and developing nations, there is a significant frequency of pin-tract infections after external fixation for fracture. Aims and objectives: • To assess the pin-site infection among patients with external fixators. • To evaluate the effectiveness of multicomponent nursing care on pin-site infection among patients with external fixators. • To find out the association between multicomponent nursing care on pin-site infection among patients with external fixators and their selected demographic variables. Materials and methods: This study took a quantitative research technique. This study used a two-group pretest and posttest design. Using a simple random sampling procedure, 60 samples were selected and divided into two groups. Pretest and posttest use Checketts and Otterburn grading system, as well as an assessment of pin-site infection. On pin-site infection among patients with external fixators and their specified demographic factors, multicomponent nursing care was given to experimental group I and routine care was given to control group II. Results: According to the data of the 60 participants in group I (experimental), 26 (86.7%) had no pin-site infection, while 4 (13.3%) had minor pin-site infection, and 0 (0%) had major pin-site infection of external fixators. In group II (control), 2 (6.7%) had no pin-site infection 28 (93.3%) had minor pin-site infection and 0 (0%) had major pin-site were having minor pin-site infection. And the p-value of 0.005* indicates that the result is statistically significant. As a result, H1 and H2 were accepted. In patients with external fixators, the effectiveness of multicomponent nursing care on pin-site infection is reduced.


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