Knowledge about pressure ulcer prevention, classification and management: A survey of registered nurses working with trauma patients in the emergency department

Rafiei, Hossein. and Abdar, Mohammad Esmaeil. and Iranmanesh, Sedigheh. and Lalegani, Hedayatollah. and Safdari, Ali. and HasanPour-Dehkordi, Ali. (2014) Knowledge about pressure ulcer prevention, classification and management: A survey of registered nurses working with trauma patients in the emergency department. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 18 (3). pp. 135-142.

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Abstract

Aim: One group of patients who are at risk of pressure ulcer development is trauma patients. The present study aimed to examine trauma nurses' knowledge about pressure ulcer prevention, classification and management. Methods: In a cross sectional exploratory study all qualified registered nurses working with trauma patients in the emergency department (ED) of Kashani and Bahonar hospitals, Iran were invited to participate. To assess the nurses' knowledge about pressure ulcer prevention classification and management Pieper's Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test (PPUKT) was used. Results: Of 185 eligible nurses, 159 participated in the study (response rate of 86). Of these, 80.5 ( n= 128) were women and 19.5 ( n= 31) were men. The mean years of nurses' experience was 10.3. ±. 7.2. years. The percentage of correctly answered questions was 64.6. Nurses had the highest level of knowledge in the section about wound characteristics (77.3) and the lowest level in the section about pressure ulcer onset (57). Conclusion: This is the first study that specifically examines trauma nurses knowledge about pressure ulcer prevention, classification and management. According to the results, nurses did not have sufficient knowledge about pressure ulcer prevention, classification and management. There is a need to improve their knowledge with educational programs. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Pressure ulcerKnowledgeTrauma nursesTrauma patientsEmergency departmentCross sectionalIran
Subjects: WY Nursing > Nursing Education WY.18
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Nursing - Medical Surgical
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 06:31
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2018 07:04
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2238

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