Pressure Injury Prevention Education Program for Staff in a Skilled Nursing Facility

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Joviane Louis Marcelin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kathryn Lawrence

Abstract: Background: The development of PIs contributes to increase of cost, illness complications,decrease quality of life, and death worldwide. Early recognition of skin breakdown and pressure related injury can decrease patient complications, improve patient outcomes, and decrease associated costs. Providing healthcare providers with improved PI prevention education isimperative.Purpose: This DNP project aims to educate staff in a skilled nursing facility on the earlyidentification and recognition of PI. To reduce the incidence of reported injuries in residents of the facility.Methods: Using evidence-based practice guidelines, current facility policies, and staging tools, a brief education program was designed for staff interacting with residents frequently. The education was provided informally in the workplace utilizing the PDSA cycle.Results: A chi-square test was conducted to examine statistical significance between the number of PIs and the number of residents with PIs before and after staff education. When comparing the number of pre- and post-intervention PIs were p-value= 0.7928. While the results of the number of residents with PIs pre- and post-education, the p-value was 0.2733.Recommendations and Conclusion: Although the results of this study were not statisticallysignificant, stakeholders can use the results of this project to tailor future PI preventionstrategies. The results suggest more education and other interventions are needed to help staff recognize and identify pressure injuries much earlier.

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Language: English
Date: 2023
pressure ulcer, pressure injury, prevention, education program, skilled nursing facility, long-term care facility

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