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RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 910-913


Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention

Aamir Gul Memon, Abdul Razzaque, Saleh Shah, Ahmed Ali Jafferi, Hasnain Haider, Tasghir Nabi Lashari.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the knowledge regarding pressure ulcer classification and prevention in nursing team.
Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at Suleman Roshan Medical College Hospital and included100 professionals nurses and final year students via convenient sampling. Nurses of the age between 25-45 years, directly involved in the patient care or employed by the hospital or university for the patient care were included in the study. Nurses who were not present at the time of data collection or nurses below 25years and above 45years were excluded. Data were collected from August to December 2019 using Total Piperís pressure ulcer knowledge test (PUKT). The results were analyzed using SPSS version 22.
Results: Out of 100 nursing professionals, 31 were final year students and 69 were nursing professionals; 76% were females and 24% males. Mean age was 33.3Ī6.6 years. Pressure ulcer assessment and classification of stage I, 71% participants answered True, 12% False and 13% answered donít know, Stage II, 73% answered true, 20% false and 7% answered donít know. Stage III, 71% of participants answered true, 23 false and 6% answered donít know and Stage IV, 92% answered true and 8% false.
Conclusion: Inadequate level of awareness was observed among nursing team, regarding pressure ulcer prevention, classification and assessment.

Key words: Knowledge, nursing team, pressure ulcer, prevention.


 
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Memon AG, Razzaque A, Shah S, Jafferi AA, Haider H, Lashari TN. Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention. RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 910-913.


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Memon AG, Razzaque A, Shah S, Jafferi AA, Haider H, Lashari TN. Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=34176 [Access: October 14, 2021].


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Memon AG, Razzaque A, Shah S, Jafferi AA, Haider H, Lashari TN. Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention. RMJ. 2021; 46(4): 910-913.



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Memon AG, Razzaque A, Shah S, Jafferi AA, Haider H, Lashari TN. Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention. RMJ. (2021), [cited October 14, 2021]; 46(4): 910-913.



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Memon, A. G., Razzaque, . A., Shah, . S., Jafferi, . A. A., Haider, . H. & Lashari, . T. N. (2021) Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention. RMJ, 46 (4), 910-913.



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Memon, Aamir Gul, Abdul Razzaque, Saleh Shah, Ahmed Ali Jafferi, Hasnain Haider, and Tasghir Nabi Lashari. 2021. Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 910-913.



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Memon, Aamir Gul, Abdul Razzaque, Saleh Shah, Ahmed Ali Jafferi, Hasnain Haider, and Tasghir Nabi Lashari. "Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 910-913.



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Memon, Aamir Gul, Abdul Razzaque, Saleh Shah, Ahmed Ali Jafferi, Hasnain Haider, and Tasghir Nabi Lashari. "Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention." Rawal Medical Journal 46.4 (2021), 910-913. Print.



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Memon, A. G., Razzaque, . A., Shah, . S., Jafferi, . A. A., Haider, . H. & Lashari, . T. N. (2021) Knowledge of nursing professionals about pressure ulcer prevention. Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (4), 910-913.








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