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Effect of educational program on pressure ulcer prevention intervention among nurses of intensive care units at public hospital, pakistan

Nasira Hassan

Journal Title:International Journal of Medical Studies
Abstract


Background: Localized damage of skin tissue due to elongate and extensive weight on bony eminences is called pressure ulcer. Study Purpose: The purpose of this study to evaluate the effect of an educational program on pressure ulcer prevention intervention among nurses in intensive care units at public hospitals, Pakistan. Research Methodology: A quasi experimental study proposal was used to explore the effect of an educational session of pressure ulcer prevention intervention among nurses of intensive care units. Results: There was a major difference between the mean knowledge score about the pressure ulcer preventive measures among nurses before (5.73±1.488) and after (12.01±.908) education sessions. P value is 0.000 which was less than .001 shows a significant difference in mean knowledge score before and after the education.  Keywords: Intensive care units (ICU), Pressure ulcer (PU)

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