Trakeostomili Hastalarda Bariyer Kremin Peristomal Cilt Bütünlüğünün Sürdürülmesine Etkisi
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This quasi experimental study was carried out to determine barrier crem's effect on peristomal skin integrity. Study is conducted on patients hospitalized in ear-nose-throat department of Hacettepe University Hospital. The sample is consisted of 60 patients between 18-65 years old who were tracheostomized. The researcher had given stoma care with the 8 hour intervals, 3 times daily for 7 days, to all two groups (sponge-sponge and barrier crem).Experimental group patients peristomal area pH, moisture and temperature values are were found closer to the normal values. As a result of the research, it is found that using sponge and barrier crem is the most effective dressing for the maintenance of peristomal skin integrity on tracheostomized patients.