Pressure ulcer care in Spain: nurses' knowledge and clinical practice.

  title={Pressure ulcer care in Spain: nurses' knowledge and clinical practice.},
  author={Pedro Luis Pancorbo-Hidalgo and Francisco Pedro Garc{\'i}a-Fern{\'a}ndez and Isabel Mar{\'i}a L{\'o}pez-Medina and Jes{\'u}s L{\'o}pez-Ortega},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={58 4},
AIM This paper is a report of a study to determine: (a) Spanish nurses' level of knowledge of existing guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, (b) the level of implementation of this knowledge in clinical practice and (c) the professional and educational factors that influence knowledge and practice. BACKGROUND Improvement in pressure ulcer care depends both on the dissemination of knowledge and on its implementation in clinical practice. Studies carried out in several… CONTINUE READING

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