Bridging the Knowledge Gap for Pressure Injury Management in Nursing Homes

Ye Na Lee, Dai Young Kwon, Sung Ok Chang

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pressure injuries in nursing homes remain a consistent problem. Unfortunately, despite the variety of pressure injury education offered in nursing homes, the knowledge learned cannot be applied in practice, and as a result, the prevalence and incidence of such injuries are consistently high. This study aimed to address those gaps by analyzing the nursing competency for pressure injury management and implementing pressure injury education programs in nursing homes. METHODS: Two phases were conducted based on the action cycle in the knowledge to action model. During the first phase, a framework was constructed by analyzing nursing experience. The second phase consisted of the implementation and monitoring of the program to evaluate the effects of the framework. RESULTS: The main results for nursing competencies for pressure injury management in nursing homes are integrated thinking, understanding in an environmental context, interpersonal relationships for efficient decision making, and meeting any challenges to professional development. The results concerning the program's effects showed significant differences in the participants' knowledge, attitude, stage discrimination ability, and clinical management judgment ability. CONCLUSION: The educational framework and program derived from this study are expected to improve nurses' pressure injury management competency in nursing homes and to contribute to effective pressure injury management and quality of life for residents in nursing homes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 27

Keywords

  • knowledge to action model
  • nursing home
  • pressure injury
  • web-based education program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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