Maria Frani Ayu Andari Dias, Antonius Andy Bara and Imelda I Ladjar
University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
Suaka Insan School of Health Sciences of Higher Education, Indonesia
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Surgery Curr Res
Lower extremity fracture is one of the fractures which often happen because human body concentrates the ability to move in the lower extremity. Based on the data from orthopedic polyclinic in Ulin Banjarmasin General Hospital counted from January 2015 until August 2015, there are 847 cases of lower extremity fracture post-operation. Meanwhile, patients who got infected are 206 patients or 24.32%. Infections happen because of the personal infection. The purpose of this study is to find out the description of wound care implementation in patients with lower extremity fracture based on the instrument preparation, client preparation and wound care procedure in Tulip IB Orthopedic Ward, Ulin Banjarmasin General Hospital. This type of descriptive-quantitative research used total sampling as sampling technique. There were 13 nurses from Tulip 1B Orthopedic Ward, Ulin Banjarmasin General Hospital who participated in this study. Wound care implementation on client with lower extremity fracture based on instrument preparation was good with percentage of 100%, preparation of client was less good with percentage of 84.61%, and procedure of wound care was good with percentage of 63.23%. As conclusion, wound care implementation placed in good category with percentage of 81.61%.