International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017 | Rating: 6.9 / 10


Nurses Knowledge and Practices towards Prevention of Pressure Ulcer in Tertiary Care Hospital

Neelam Sawant | Mahadeo Shinde [26]


Abstract: Prevention is better than cure as per this proverb in prevention of pressure ulcer requirement of early identification of persons at risk and rapid implementation of prevention interventions was very important. Nursing team members are responsible for direct and continuous care related to pressure ulcer prevention. A study was conducted to assess knowledge and practices of staff nurses towards prevention of pressure ulcer in tertiary care hospital. METHOD Descriptive approach with cross sectional study was conducted at tertiary care hospital.193 staff nurses were selected through convenient sampling technique. Data was collected using a structured and pretested self administered questionnaire. The data was analyzed in descriptive statistics with spss software. RESULT Majority 125 (64.8 %) of study subjects were in age group 20-25yrs, 148 (76.7 %) were females, 123 (63.7 %) were GNM and 162 (83.9 %) had 1-5 years of experience. majority 102 (52.8 %) of study subjects with good knowledge, Aspects on with all professional groups 182 (94.3 %) gave correct answer related to immobility and 175 (90.7 %) related to pressure as contributing factor of pressure ulcer. Aspects on with all professional groups 155 (80.3 %) had very good practices on assessment and management of pain and 151 (78.2 %) were very prompt in documentation. There was significant association between knowledge of nurses with age and qualification. CONCLUSION Nurses knowledge and practices towards prevention of pressure ulcer will be improved through continue nursing education program.


Keywords: Pressure ulcer, knowledge, Practices, Assess, Tertiary care hospital


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,


Pages: 739 - 745


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