Volume 5 , Issue 1 , February 2016 , Pages: 1 - 7
Effectiveness of Designed Educational Programme for Nurse's Regarding Using the Braden Scale to Predict Pressure Ulcer Risk
Shereen Ahmed Ahmed Qalawa, Department of Medical –Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Port-said University, Port-Said, Egypt
Amal Bakr Abo El – Ata, Department of Medical –Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Port-said University, Port-Said, Egypt
Received: Dec. 20, 2015;       Accepted: Dec. 27, 2015;       Published: Jan. 11, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajns.20160501.11        View        Downloads  
Introduction: Pressure ulcer prevention and management is an important approach of basic nursing care. Pressure sores affect people who are unable to change position regularly. Sustained pressure on those areas which support the body leads to reduced blood supply and eventually death of the skin and underlying muscles (a pressure sore). Aim: This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of designed educational programme for nurse's regarding using the Braden Scale to Predict Pressure Ulcer Risk. Subjects and method: A quasi- experimental research design was used. Convenience samplings were selected from available nurses worked in the selected setting as following and met selected criteria. It included 99 nurse in port said city at governmental hospitals from ICU and CCU, orthopedics, and medical units at pot said general hospital, Elzohour, Port-fouad hospitals. Data were collected through using one tool contains 3 main parts developed by the researchers based on literature review & modificated tool from Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (2006) and Ayello, 2004 as follows: Part I: includes Sociodemographic data of nurses; Part II: includes nurse's knowledge regarding Braden scale and Part III: contains Observational checklist in using Braden scale. Results: The study revealeda highly statistically significant difference were found between pre educational programme phase and post educational programme phase in relation to nurse's total scores of knowledge and practice of Braden scale as a predictive risk assessment of pressure ulcer. Conclusion & recommendations: The present study concluded that there are obvious needs for educational programme to increase nurse's awareness of Braden Scale as predictive risk assessment of pressure ulcer.
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Shereen Ahmed Ahmed Qalawa, Amal Bakr Abo El – Ata, Effectiveness of Designed Educational Programme for Nurse's Regarding Using the Braden Scale to Predict Pressure Ulcer Risk, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20160501.11
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