Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 12 - 2020
Surgical Infections in the Gynecological Oncology Patient
Taylor Longenette and Katheryn Fernandez*
School of Nursing, Capital University, Bexley, Ohio, USA
*Corresponding Author: Katheryn Fernandez, School of Nursing, Capital University, Bexley, Ohio, USA.
Received: October 10, 2020; Published: November 07, 2020


Background: Gynecological cancer among the female population across the United States is on the rise. The American Cancer Society estimates about 94,000 women will be diagnosed with gynecological cancer each year in the United States. Surgical site infections account for the largest complication amongst gynecological oncology procedures.

Objective: With new surgical techniques, robotic assisted surgery is becoming the choice for surgeons across the country over the traditional laparotomy and open abdomen and pelvic procedures due to the rate of infection decreasing over the years. With cancer being one of the leading causes of death among humans in the United States, it is important to find surgical procedures that ensure patient safety and ensure clinical success. Methods: A review of the literature was conducted. The purpose of this paper is to explore research on surgical site infection rates and comparison of surgical procedures for gynecological oncology patients.

Conclusion: Operating room nurses play a key role in reducing surgical site infections in gynecological oncology patients. Nurse educators play a key role in providing the foundation of new evidence based knowledge to the operating room nurse.

Keywords: Surgical Infection; Robotic Assisted Surgery; Perioperative Nursing; Gynecological Cancer; Gynecological Oncology Surgery; Oncology Nursing


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Citation: Taylor Longenette and Katheryn Fernandez. “Surgical Infections in the Gynecological Oncology Patient". EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.12 (2020): 01-08.

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