Development of a Postburn Pruritus Relief Protocol

Development of a Postburn Pruritus Relief Protocol Abstract Background: Postburn pruritus is a syndrome of stressful symptoms that is pervasive and occurs in over 90% of burn patients and continues for years after the burn has healed. Postburn pruritus is experienced by burn survivors that may require medical management and effective interventions. Purpose: This article shows how to effectively relieve postburn pruritus by developing a postburn pruritus relief protocol. Design: A descriptive literature review was conducted, and relevant empirical articles written during the years 2000–2014 were appraised to create a postburn pruritus relief protocol. Twenty-six of 79 articles were selected using preestablished inclusion criteria: any age group experiencing burn-related pruritus after second- or third-degree burns. Databases were Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, EBSCO, PubMed, the National Guideline Clearinghouse, Google Scholar, and the American Burn Association website. Conclusions: This protocol included both nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions that have been delineated for use and was developed to apply based on the healing stage: prehealing, healing, and posthealing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Nursing Wolters Kluwer Health

Development of a Postburn Pruritus Relief Protocol

Rehabilitation Nursing , Volume Publish Ahead of Print – Apr 1, 2017

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2017 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.
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0278-4807
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2048-7940
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10.1097/rnj.0000000000000095
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Abstract Background: Postburn pruritus is a syndrome of stressful symptoms that is pervasive and occurs in over 90% of burn patients and continues for years after the burn has healed. Postburn pruritus is experienced by burn survivors that may require medical management and effective interventions. Purpose: This article shows how to effectively relieve postburn pruritus by developing a postburn pruritus relief protocol. Design: A descriptive literature review was conducted, and relevant empirical articles written during the years 2000–2014 were appraised to create a postburn pruritus relief protocol. Twenty-six of 79 articles were selected using preestablished inclusion criteria: any age group experiencing burn-related pruritus after second- or third-degree burns. Databases were Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, EBSCO, PubMed, the National Guideline Clearinghouse, Google Scholar, and the American Burn Association website. Conclusions: This protocol included both nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions that have been delineated for use and was developed to apply based on the healing stage: prehealing, healing, and posthealing.

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Rehabilitation NursingWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Apr 1, 2017

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