Nursing Education Program for Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury Prevention in Adult Acute Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project

Michelle Henry

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Abstract

The purpose of this Quality Improvement project was to develop a multimedia hospital-Acquired pressure injury (HAPI) prevention education program. The project setting was 3 adult critical care units plus a step-down unit located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. A multimedia educational intervention was developed, which comprised 4 modules designed to improve nursing knowledge and competency in HAPI prevention. A posteducation program staff survey was also administered to evaluate nurse satisfaction with the program. Nurse knowledge of HAPI prevention was measured before and following implementation of the educational intervention. One hundred twenty-nine participants completed the education program, and 117 completed the satisfaction survey. Analysis revealed a statistically significant increase in knowledge after the education course (P <.05). Findings also indicated participants were satisfied that the program met stated aims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

Keywords

  • Bedsore
  • Competency-based education
  • Decubitus ulcer
  • Hospital-Acquired pressure ulcer
  • Nurse education
  • Pressure injury
  • Pressure injury prevention
  • Pressure ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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