The Effect of New Guideline Training among Iranian Nurses for Pressure Ulcer Prevention | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


The Effect of New Guideline Training among Iranian Nurses for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Author(s):Rahim Baghaei and Nooshin Salmany Azar

We aimed to determine the effect of training of new guideline on Pressure ulcer (PU) prevention in the intensive care units (ICUs). PU is the third costly disorder with high mortality and morbidity. Thus reduction of PU incidence is very important and effective step for health systems. PU is one of the most common medical conditions, occurring in both hospital and community settings, in all age groups, but mostly among the elderly, the immobile, and patients with severe acute and chronic illnesses or neurological deficits. This semi-experimental study was conducted on high-risk patients with a Norton scale score of 16, while they had daily care for PU prevention. Patients were randomly divided into two equal groups of intervention and control patients in each. The control group was assessed with routine care o PU prevention in the first three months of the study. Then the nurses were trained with the new guideline and after that the data were collected again in the second three months period. The data were analyzed through the SPSS statistical software (version 13). results showed that new guideline training program was associated with decreased risk of PU. Education of the new guideline on PU is an effective way to decrease the rate of PU in (ICUs). Training the new care guideline of the PU prevention for the involved nurses probably can reduce the incidence rate of pressure ulcer.

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