This project was conducted to determine whether an educational curriculum would increase knowledge about pressure ulcers and promote better patient care practices among home health nurses. The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a pressure ulcer prevention and management curriculum intended for use in home care. The goal of this project is to enhance the home health nurses' understanding of pressure ulcers to improve the quality of patient care. Several educational programs have already been implemented in acute care. Yet no program has been implemented in home care, despite the majority of home health patients are elderly patients at high risk for pressure ulcer development. Implementation of this project revealed that the curriculum was effective in increasing the knowledge of home health nurses regarding pressure ulcers. Project findings showed significant improvement in the nurses' knowledge, from 5% passing rate during the pretest to 100% at the posttest.
|Advisor:||Kumrow, David E.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public Health Education, Nursing|
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