Pressure ulcer knowledge among nurses in a Brazilian university hospital.

  title={Pressure ulcer knowledge among nurses in a Brazilian university hospital.},
  author={T{\^a}nia Couto Machado Chianca and Jomara Figueiredo Pinto Rezende and Eline de Lima Borges and Vera Lucia Nogueira and Maria Helena Larcher Caliri},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  volume={56 10},
 To facilitate the implementation of evidence-based skin and pressure ulcer (PU) care practices and related staff education programs in a university hospital in Brazil, a cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate nurses' knowledge about PU prevention, wound assessment, and staging. Of the 141 baccalaureate nurses (BSN) employed by the hospital at the time of the study, 106 consented to participate. Using a Portuguese version of Pieper's Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test (PUKT), participants… CONTINUE READING
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