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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Karen Zulkowskien
dc.contributor.authorForseth, Cynthia Dawnen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:38:33Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:38:33Z
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1270en
dc.description.abstractThree million pressure ulcers occur in the United States in a year. Pressure ulcers are painful, stressful, and costly to treat and may be preventable. In a frontier facility, staff education about new techniques for preventing and treating pressure ulcers is often problematic. In the rural area, there are fewer opportunities, less money, less time for training and education of staff as well as high staff turnover. These obstacles to nursing staff's ability to maintain competency can lead to less than optimal care. The simple act of reading an article or attending a lecture can increase pressure ulcer knowledge. The purpose of this study was to examine nursing staff knowledge before and after an educational intervention in a frontier critical access/nursing home facility. Knowledge scores did increase but because of the small sample, size statistical significance was not obtained although the knowledge score increased. Increased educational opportunities can improve pressure ulcer knowledge in a rural facility.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Nursingen
dc.subject.lcshBedsoresen
dc.subject.lcshHealth facilitiesen
dc.subject.lcshEmployees--Training ofen
dc.titleThe effect of an educational intervention on facility staff knowledge regarding pressure ulcer careen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2010 by Cynthia Dawn Forsethen
thesis.catalog.ckey1606751en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Susan Raph; Nancy Greeren
thesis.degree.departmentNursing.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameM Nursingen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage62en


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