King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Title: The effect of educational program on nurses’ knowledge about pressure ulcer
Biography: Abdulaziz Binkanan
Background & Aim: Pressure ulcer is a global issue and lack of knowledge about pressure ulcer among nurses has been found. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of an educational program on nurses’ knowledge related to pressure ulcer. Moreover, if they have lack of knowledge related to pressure ulcer or the prevention and care of the pressure ulcer, then the lack of knowledge can be eliminated by the educational program
Material & Methods: 52 registered nurses work in a medical city participated in this study and deal with pressure ulcer on daily basis. Quasi- experimental design in which the study has two parts (Quantitative)- A pre-test and post-test design used. A questionnaire distributed to the nurses to assess their knowledge before conducting the educational program. Then the educational program delivered to them; after that, the same questionnaire given to them for comparison. After the collection of data, the ratio of the correct answers of the pre-test and post-test were compared. Statistical Package for Social Science was used.
Results: After implementing the educational program majority of nurses provided the correct answers to the same questionnaire and the lack of knowledge can be eliminated by the educational program. Moreover, around 25% correct answers of the questionnaire while in the post-test, the nurses gave approximately 97% correct answers.
Conclusions: Among several studies, many of the studies are considered in this study to provide a clear perception that the educational and training program can enhance the knowledge of nurses related to the pressure ulcer. Moreover, the study and results show that there is a need of associational and a professional training program in this field.