Health in environment: reduce surgical site infections by applying Florence nightingale’s environmental theory

Authors

  • Anna Rana Aga Khan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.896

Abstract

Abstract

Surgical site infection is one of the most common causes of readmission in hospitals and it also leads to an overall increased burden. This can be decreased by applying basic concepts of Nightingale (1860) “Environmental Theory” while giving care to the patients. Keeping in view Nightingale's environmental theory, this paper aims to discuss the case of a patient suffering from a surgical site infection. It will help readers to understand the environmental factors which affect the patients’ health and provide a way to promote healing and fast recovery by modifying their environment.

Keywords: Florence Nightingale, Environmental Theory, surgical site infection. Continuous...

Published

2020-10-29

How to Cite

Anna Rana. (2020). Health in environment: reduce surgical site infections by applying Florence nightingale’s environmental theory. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.896

Issue

Section

Case Report