The nursing care for the medical device related pressure injury patient with a mucosal pressure injury due to an endotracheal tube: a case report

Bahar A., BAL D.

Wound management & prevention, vol.69, no.2, pp.46-51, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.25270/wmp.2023.2.22051
  • Journal Name: Wound management & prevention
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-51
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Pressure injury (PI) due to medical devices is one of the most common PIs, especially in patients treated in intensive care. Medical device-related pressure injuries (MDRPIs), as part of their treatment, require extra care and prevention interventions than injuries caused by immobilization. Standardized nursing models are needed to care for PIs caused by medical devices on mucous membranes. PURPOSE: To provide information about the evaluation and care of the MDRPIs in the mucosal membrane due to the endotracheal tube (ET). CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronavirus disease has MDRPIs on the lower lip edge due to the ET on the fifteenth day after intubation. North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) diagnoses were determined by systematically analyzing the data using the Gordon's Functional Health Patterns (GFHP) model in the patient. Nursing care was planned and applied in line with the determined NANDA diagnoses, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) interventions, and using the recommendations of current PI guides for treatment of MDRPIs. CONCLUSION: This case report illustrates MDRPIs resulting from ET and provides information about the formation of MDRPIs and appropriate maintenance therapy. Future research is recommended to examine and evaluate the nursing care and outcome of MDRPIs in different mucosal membranes.