increase in cases of diabetes and related conditions in our nation (diabetic foot ulcers, dialysis-related skin ulcers, lower-extremity venous/arterial disease) I have developed an in-depth knowledge and experience with these types of lesions. Therefore, we opted for the two-factor solution. View Article Google Scholar Health Council of the Netherlands: Pressure Ulcers. Landelijke Prevalentiemeting Zorgproblemen 2005 (Report on results of the Annual Survey of Care Problems 2005). Nurses in 2003 were also more experienced. In the end, 650 questionnaires remained (39.9 522 of which (32.1) were used for the analyses because they met the inclusion criteria (14.5 of the Non-NPS sample and.7 of the NPS sample). The costs of prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are considerable 10,. This was expected to improve pressure ulcer care and to increase nurses' knowledge.
At the same time, our research and knowledge showed us that. Nurses understand their role in preventing pressure ulcers, but what role do patients play. Pressure ulcer education, patients had varying knowledge. Legal Issues in the Care of, pressure, ulcer, patients: Ket Concepts for Healthcare Providers A Consensus.
Nurses Knowledge of Pressure Ulcer
In 1984, I developed the first nurse driven pressure ulcer protocol in the nation for a large community-based University-affiliated hospital. Table 4 shows that nurses made a distinction comparable to that used in the guideline, with factor 1 apparently closely associated with the non-useful preventive measures and factor 2 with the useful wilsons treaty of versailles measures. To address the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in a more systematic way, a set of national guidelines based on expert opinions was developed in 1985, and revised in 1992, by the Dutch Institute for Health Care Improvement (CBO) 13,. A scree plot and an analysis with a three-factor solution confirmed the adequacy of this solution. Received: 27 November 2006, accepted:, background, pressure ulcers are a common, painful and costly condition. Nevertheless, the results give some idea of the knowledge among nurses employed in hospitals. Besides, the comparable distributions of answers in 19 for 'using a cradle' and 'reactivation and mobilisation by paramedics' indicate that nurses' knowledge of these measures has not been adapted to the altered guidelines. Is there a difference between the knowledge among nurses employed in Dutch hospitals in 1991 and those employed in 2003 as regards the value of the preventive measures for pressure ulcers considered in the Dutch Guideline on Pressure Ulcers?