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Betydelsen av trycksårsprevention och trycksårsbehandling : -en studie om sjuksköterskors uppfattningar

by Lindahl, Anna; Bergqvist, Maria

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Pressure ulcer is a wound or a tissue damage that appears because of an insufficient blood supply. Patients who are confined to bed, have a reduced ability to move or are in a state of poor nutrition are in a greater risk to evaluate pressure ulcer. The aim of the study was to describe nurses´ experiences concerning their work with pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. The result was grounded on a questionnaire study. 52 nurses´ participated. The participants were 49 women and three men. They were between the ages of 23 and 59 years and worked fulltime in medicine, surgery and orthopaedics hospital departments. The result showed that the majority of the nurses´ experienced that pressure ulcer was a current problem. The experiences of the nurses´ were that pressure ulcer rarely appeared in their departments and that the prevalence has decreased over time. The mainly opinion was that the nursing staff were good at pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. Some nurses experienced a lack of documentation regarding pressure ulcer. The most nurses´ agreed on the appearance of guidelines in the departments and some nurses´ experienced the guidelines as unavailable. The majority group were doubtful if assessment scales were appropriate for their work. The most nurses´ experienced that pressure ulcer prevention and specific attention was given to patients in risk for the problem.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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Date of Publication:06/10/2008

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