Translating evidence-based protocol of wound drain management for total joint arthroplasty into practice: A quasi-experimental study.

@article{Tsang2016TranslatingEP,
  title={Translating evidence-based protocol of wound drain management for total joint arthroplasty into practice: A quasi-experimental study.},
  author={Lap Fung Tsang and Hang Cheong Cheng and Hon Shuen Ho and Yung Chak Hsu and Chiu Man Chow and Heung Wah Law and Lup Chau Fong and Lok M. Leung and Ivy Ching Yan Kong and Chi Wai Chan and Alice So Yuen Sham},
  journal={International journal of orthopaedic and trauma nursing},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={49-61}
}
BACKGROUND Although various drains have long been used in total joint replacement, evidence suggests inconsistent practice exists in the use of drainage systems including intermittently applying suction or free of drainage suction, and variations in the optimal timing for wound drain removal. A comprehensive systematic review of available evidence up to 2013 was conducted in a previous study and a protocol was adapted for clinical application according to the summary of the retrieved… CONTINUE READING
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