The Nursing Care And Education Plan For A Child With Epidermolysis Bullosa (A Case Report)
Volume 3 - Issue 2
Esra Karaca Çiftçi Selma KahramanPages: 36-40 Download Count : 829 View Count: 846 DOI Number 10.17220/ijpes.2016.02.004
EB is a chronic disease, some types of which may have morbidity and mortality. That is why the patients must receive multidisciplinary care in case any complications arise. Families must be informed about the disease, about home care and receive genetic counselling. The importance of genetic counselling cannot be stressed enough, since both M.C. and his younger brother were diagnosed with EB. If the family had received genetic counselling, this tragic situation could have been prevented. Home care education for the families of EB patients is also of great importance. Relatives of the patient must also be educated about wound care, infection control, patient nutrition and physical treatment. They must also be educated about how to use the medications and about bandaging, dressing, Vaseline bandages, antiseptics, bathing procedures, and the use of antibiotic cream ointment. It was obvious, therefore, that the nursing care given at home enhanced both the patient’s and the family’s quality of life.
- EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA