Nurses' knowledge and practice of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: an observational study

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Saleh, Mohammad, Papanikolaou, Panos, Nassar, Omayyah, Shaheen, Abeer and Anthony, Denis 2019. Nurses' knowledge and practice of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: an observational study. Journal of Tissue Viability. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2019.10.005
AuthorsSaleh, Mohammad, Papanikolaou, Panos, Nassar, Omayyah, Shaheen, Abeer and Anthony, Denis
Abstract

To assess nurses’ knowledge on pressure ulcer (PU) prevention and treatment in Jordan, and the frequency of and factors influencing nurses’ implementation of PU prevention and treatment interventions. Highly educated and experienced nurses can provide effective PU care; however, previous studies highlighted poor knowledge and implementation of PU care. Design: A correlational study examining nurses’ knowledge of PU prevention and frequency of PU preventive actions in Jordanian hospitals. Participants were 377 nurses and 318 patients from 11 hospitals. Data were collected to quantify the frequency of nurses’ implementation of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment interventions for patients suffering from PUs and/or at risk of PU development using a self-reported cross-sectional survey and prospective 8-hour observation. For observed PU prevention while type of hospital and number of beds in units were significant it is not known without further work if this is replicable. For observed PU treatment, linear regression analysis revealed significant negative beta values for more than 50 beds in clinical unit (β=-2.49). The study addressed new factors, facilitating the provision of prevention and treatment strategies to PU development, including type of clinical institution and number of beds in clinical unit.

Keywordspressure ulcers; prevention and treatment; nurses' knowledge
Year2019
JournalJournal of Tissue Viability
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0965206X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtv.2019.10.005
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624295
hdl:10545/624295
Publication dates25 Oct 2019
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Deposited28 Nov 2019, 10:52
Accepted21 Oct 2019
ContributorsThe University of Jordan and University of Leeds
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