Pressure ulcers (PUs) remain a relatively common and potentially serious health issue among the elderly in any healthcare setting and have been associated with high mortality and morbidity rate. A low incidence of PUs is highly desirable and is considered as an indication of quality care by patients, caregivers, and regulatory authorities on both the state and federal levels.
Nursing assistants play an integral role in the direct patient care; ongoing training and educational opportunities about pressure ulcer prevention are very important in maintaining their skill, motivation and knowledge. Research findings showed that staff education with reinforcement is the key in decreasing prevalence and incidence of pressure ulcer. This educational curriculum was designed to increase nursing assistants' knowledge about pressure ulcer prevention among elderly in long-term care.
|Advisor:||Carlson, Savitri Singh|
|Commitee:||Campbell, Alice, Welty, Lynne Whaley|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Nursing, Health education|
|Keywords:||Curriculum development, Long term care, Nursing assistants, Pressure ulcer, Pressure ulcer prevention, Pressure ulcer prevention module|
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