Marcela Teixeira de Souza, Isabel F Cruz


Introduction: Currently, there are more and more health technologies that seek to improve patient care. Robotic surgeries are minimally invasive approaches that can directly impact minimizing the risk of post-surgical infection. Furthermore, nursing interventions in conjunction with these innovations help to minimize adverse effects on the client. Objective: To evaluate the role of nursing in the use of digital technologies that aim to reduce the risk of infection after surgery, its characteristics and purpose of use, as well as the positive impact on the therapeutic results of highly complex patients. Method: An integrative literature review was carried out by searching the database (Lilacs, Medline, Pubmed and Scielo) from May to November 2021, with a time frame from 2013 to 2020. Results: After the search was carried out, a total of 10 works published in the time frame used were found, including theses and dissertations. Of these, only 10 were considered relevant to the study. Studies pointed to the use of robotic surgery as the most efficient method to reduce postoperative infections. According to a survey conducted in the United States, the incidence of serious complications in robotic surgery tended to be lower than in laparoscopic surgery (7.01% vs. 10.13%), with a reduction in absolute risk of 31%. It is important to highlight the direct role of nursing in this care provided to the patient, as it is responsible for acting in all periods of the surgical procedure, as well as in carrying out nursing planning for the maintenance of a safe surgery and the optimization of a post- operative without damage. Conclusion: There is a need for further studies to confirm the benefits of the robotic procedure, as well as the exercise of nurses in direct action in the preparation and maintenance of robots. In addition, the technical and intellectual improvement of the nursing team becomes necessary, as well as greater investments in this technology.


Surgical Wound Infection; Nursing; Robotic Surgical Procedures

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URN: http://www.jsncare.uff.br/index.php/jsncareurn:nbn:de:1983-4152jsncare.v14i1.34663

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