Factors Affecting Nurses’ Compliance in Preventing Pressure Ulcer Among Hospitalized Patients at King Abdulaziz University Hospital
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 387-395
Received: Jul. 26, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 31, 2017; Published: Sep. 25, 2017
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Arwa Al-Ghamdi, Specialized Nurse & Coordinator of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, KSA
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Prevention of pressure ulcers is an indicator of quality of care. Nursing care has a major effect on pressure ulcer development and prevention. Hence, many people believe that most pressure ulcers are preventable if the appropriate interventions are implemented. The study aimed to assess factors affecting nursing compliance in preventing pressure ulcer. Descriptive correlation design was used which is a type of non-experimental design to collect data from medical, surgical units and the critical cardiac unit at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah city. Purposive sampling technique was carried out to select 113 nurses and 113 patients. Data were collected by three tools, tool 1 is a structured questionnaire divided into 2 parts, included demographic data and list of barriers facing nurses in preventing pressure ulcer, tool 2 is an observational checklist and tool 3 is the Waterlow pressure ulcer risk assessment tool. The study concluded that there is significant correlation between barriers and nursing compliance in prevention pressure ulcer. Heavy workload/staff shortage is considered as the most barriers facing nurses’ compliance regarding prevention pressure ulcer. The study recommended that the managers should review nurses’ workload which the findings of this study have shown to be a major barrier in the priority given to the prevention of pressure ulcers.
Pressure Ulcer, Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Barriers of Prevention Pressure Ulcer
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Arwa Al-Ghamdi, Factors Affecting Nurses’ Compliance in Preventing Pressure Ulcer Among Hospitalized Patients at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 387-395. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20170605.13
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