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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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DICCINI, Solange  and  NOGUEIRA, Aline Malheiro da Costa. Perioperative removal of body piercing. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.1, pp.85-90. ISSN 0034-7167.

The remaining of piercing in intraoperative can cause damages. This paper had as purpose defining the nursing interventions in the intraoperative and evaluates the complications caused by piercing in the intraoperative. This literature review had 16 articles published from 1994 to 2006. Nine articles (56.2%) were about nursing interventions in the intraoperative, four (25.0%) were concerning complications in the intraoperative and three (18.8%) were about the use of piercing in the intraoperative, not presenting complications. We concluded that wearing oral piercing in the intraoperative increases the risk of swallowing and injuries. Furthermore, wearing body jewelry can cause injuries on the skin during the patient´s moving and burns after electrosurgery. Therefore, it is necessay to withdraw the piercing in the preoperative.

Keywords : Perioperative nursing; Body piercing; Surgery.

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