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    Deep Wound Infection and Blood Glucose Levels: A Proposed Study

    Number of Pages: 21


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    A 21 page overview of the many concerns presented by poor blood glucose level protocols for surgery patients. This paper outlines the literature on the subject and presents the methodology and data analysis for a proposed study. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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    This paper investigates the relationship that is known to exist between blood glucose levels and the development of perioperative infections. A literature  review is conducted that provides a conceptual framework for this relationship and that evidences an evolution in our understanding of it. The author then presents a proposal for additional  research that will better define this relationship through the elimination of other factors in the data base that could also feasibly contribute to perioperative infection. This proposed study is  designed to investigate the relationship between blood glucose levels and the development of perioperative infection among four hundred patients that have undergone or will undergo open heart surgery at one  specific hospital under the care of two specific physicians. Conceptual Framework  Deep wounds are frequently encountered problem in the hospital environment. These wounds result from a variety of causes, causes ranging from injuries or incisions to underlying  physiological changes. Wound care is a critical component of patient well-being. Coutts and Sibbald (2005) emphasize that wounds can result not just in adverse impacts to the patients  themselves but also in significant societal costs. Wounds that are improperly cared for risk the potential for long term physiological complications and even certain emotional impacts. The fact  that a wound is the result of a surgical procedure does not lessen these potential impacts. Wound infections among patients that have undergone surgical processes are, of course, less  acceptable than wound infections stemming from other causes. Patients undergoing surgery depend on medical personnel to guard against such infections using best practice and that knowledge that has evolved 

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