Knowledge Regarding Burn Wound Care among Nurses
Fifty consecutive staff nurses of.D. Y. Patil hospital, surgical ward and National Burn Centre, Airoli were interviewed using questionnaire to determine how well informed they were about burn wound care.Methodology: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Dr. D. Y. Patil hospital, Nerul and National Burn Centre, Airoli using questionnaire regarding burn wound care, its definition, factors affecting, aseptic technique, steps and principles followed and its management.Findings: The knowledge of the staff nurses of National Burn Centre were more as compared to the staff nurses working at D.Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre.Conclusion: Sincere and sustained efforts are required to increase the knowledge of staff nurses of all non-specialized hospitals in burn wound care to provide proper care to burn patient and decrease mortality rate due to ineffective burn management.
Keywords: Knowledge, burn, wound care, staff nurses
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014
Pages: 1188 - 1191