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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 11 2019 | None
Cross-sectional study on staplers for wound closure: Usage and perceptions among medical professionals
Dr. Uday Bhaskar Chandu, Dr. Thuraka Sreedhar Rao
Pages: 413-418
Abstract
Background: Surgical staplers have gained popularity as an alternative to traditional suturing techniques for wound closure due to their efficiency and potential benefits. Understanding the perceptions and practices of medical professionals regarding stapler usage is essential for optimizing patient care and safety. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital between January and December 2018. Medical professionals, including surgeons, residents, and nurses, were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed descriptively using SPSS version 25. Results: Among 200 participants, 80% reported using staplers for wound closure, primarily in gastrointestinal surgeries (70%). Advantages of staplers included faster closure time (78%), less tissue trauma (61%), and reduced bleeding (54%), while disadvantages included high device cost (48%) and limited availability (30%). Most respondents (75%) received formal training on stapler usage during residency, and 85% felt comfortable using staplers. Additionally, 80% would recommend stapler usage to colleagues. Conclusion: This study provides insights into the usage and perceptions of surgical staplers for wound closure among medical professionals in a tertiary care hospital. Findings suggest a favorable view of staplers, emphasizing the need for continued education and evidence-based practice to optimize patient outcomes.
Keywords
Surgical staplers have gained popularity as an alternative to traditional suturing techniques for wound closure due to their efficiency and potential benefits.
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