Effects of Pressure Ulcer Classification System Education Program on Knowledge and Visual Discrimination Ability of Pressure Ulcer Classification and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis for Hospital Nurses

욕창 분류체계교육프로그램이 병원간호사의 욕창 분류체계와 실금관련 피부염에 대한 지식과 시각적 감별 능력에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2014.10.01
  • Accepted : 2014.10.30
  • Published : 2014.11.28


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of pressure ulcer classification system education on hospital nurses' knowledge and visual discrimination ability of pressure ulcer classification system and incontinence-associated dermatitis. Methods: One group pre- and post-test was used. A convenience sample of 96 nurses participating in pressure ulcer classification system education, were enrolled in single institute. The education program was composed of a 50-minute lecture on pressure ulcer classification system and case-studies. The pressure ulcer classification system and incontinence-associated dermatitis knowledge test and visual discrimination tool, consisting of 21 photographs including clinical information were used. Paired t-test was performed using SPSS/WIN 18.0. Results: The overall mean difference of pressure ulcer classification system knowledge (t=4.67, p<.001) and visual discrimination ability (t=10.58, p<.001) were statistically and significantly increased after pressure ulcer classification system education. Conclusion: Overall understanding of pressure ulcer classification system and incontinence-associated dermatitis after pressure ulcer classification system education was increased, but tended to have lack of visual discrimination ability regarding stage III, suspected deep tissue injury. Differentiated continuing education based on clinical practice is needed to improve knowledge and visual discrimination ability for pressure ulcer classification system, and comparison experiment research is required to evaluate its effects.


Pressure ulcer;Nurses;Knowledge;Dermatitis


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