What is the nurses role in preventing/reducing post c-section infections?


My topic is " The Nurses's role in prevention/reduction post-c-section infections".

My school changed the idea this year from patient education to NURSE education.

Basically, how can NURSES play a role in the problem we identified.

Any suggestions on my new topic?

Does anybody know where I can find nursing journals related to my topic?

So far, I found 2, but its been very hard. We need 15 nursing journals total out of 30 articles.

classicdame, MSN, EdD

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Specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

for one thing, a c-delivery requires an incision, so you will have to do for that patient what you would do for any patient with an abdominal incision.

Specializes in Reproductive & Public Health. Has 10 years experience.

The Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health is a good place to look, and of course AWOHNN. Don't forget to check the publications from other countries too!

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 8 years experience.

I would start off by using the databases provided by your school, run a couple of searches on Cesarian Section reduction/infection. Try different combination, make sure you select scholarly articles only.

Also just think about what a c-section entails, its a surgical procedure so infection risk is always there. things like strict hand hygiene, dressing changes (if appropriate), etc


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I have been using the database searches on my school website. However, I found several good articles that I cant use because they are older than 5 years. I am specifically looking for Nursing journals, or journals written by nurses. I would really appreciate it if I can get some help in finding at least some nursing journals regarding my topic.


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Specializes in Hospice + Palliative. Has 4 years experience.

have you asked the research desk at your school for assistance? I found the research librarians in my system to be invaluable resources in finding hard-to-locate articles!


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yes I have! but I am still searching!!! lol


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I also searched a lot of articles and about the question according my experience nurses have a lot of to do when dealing with patients suffering c-section infection. Too bad. I mean they play the main role after the surgery. The main role is to prevent patients from contacts with other people and make everything as clean as possible.

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

For the good articles that you have found that are older than 5 years, see if there have been any citations made to those articles by newer articles. I sometimes go backwards->forwards that way and find appropriate articles that way. They cite the old article so you should still be able to get that information. This is what I do for new articles that cite sentinel publications (i.e. fantastic work that still remains relevant but may be way past the 5 yr exp date). Find those old articles and see what cites have been made since its publication.

klone, MSN, RN

14,490 Posts

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 17 years experience.

Do you have access to CINAHL?