Pressure ulcers: how much do nursing students really know?

Rafiei, Hossein. and Mehralian, Hosseinali. and Abdar, Mohammad Esmaeil. and Madadkar, Tayebeh. (2015) Pressure ulcers: how much do nursing students really know? British Journal of Nursing, 24 (6).

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AIM: Taking care of patients with pressure ulcers requires a high level of knowledge. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of nursing students' knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention, classification and management. METHODS: The study was conducted in two nursing colleges (Razi Nursing and Midwifery College and Shahrekord Nursing and Midwifery College) in Iran. All final-year bachelors nursing students in both colleges were invited to participate in the study. Data were collected using Pieper's Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test (PPUKT). RESULTS: Participants answered correctly 67% of all 41 items in three sections (prevention, classification and evaluation). The students' rate of correct answers in the pressure ulcer evaluation category was significantly higher than the correct answers in the other two categories. CONCLUSION: The study revealed that nursing students had insufficient knowledge of pressure ulcers. It was concluded that courses aimed at raising students' knowledge of pressure ulcers are needed in nurse education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management; Nursing education; Nursing students; Pressure ulcer; Questionnaires
Subjects: WY Nursing
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 05:51
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 04:51

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