Efficacy of a Skin Tear Education Program: Improving the Knowledge of Nurses Practicing in Acute Care Settings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148621
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Efficacy of a Skin Tear Education Program: Improving the Knowledge of Nurses Practicing in Acute Care Settings
Abstract:
Efficacy of a Skin Tear Education Program: Improving the Knowledge of Nurses Practicing in Acute Care Settings
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Doyle Munoz, Janet, BSN, RN, CWON
P.I. Institution Name:Morristown Memorial Hospital
Title:Wound,Ostomy,Continence Nurse
Co-Authors:D. Anthony (Tony) Forrester, PhD, RN; Toni McTigue, APRN, BC, CWOCN; Stephanie D'Andrea, BS, CWON
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] This prospective educational intervention research study identifies the existing knowledge base of a sample of 416 practicing acute care nurses regarding skin tears and evaluates the efficacy of an educational program designed to improve these nurses? knowledge regarding skin tears including: (1) predisposing factors; (2) identification and assessment of skin tears using the Payne Martin Classification System; and (3) preventive care, treatment and documentation regarding skin tears.  A pre-test baseline measurement of acute care nurses? skin tear knowledge and a post-intervention post-test measurement of changes in these nurses? skin tear knowledge were obtained following an on-line educational intervention.  The web-based skin tear educational program was effective in delivering new knowledge to these nurses.  Study results indicate a highly significant (p < .001) improvement between pre- and post-test scores for all three categories of skin tear knowledge studied: (1) identification and assessment of skin tears (97.1% to 99.1%); (2) the Payne Martin Classification system (83.4% to 94.9%); and (3) skin tear treatment (73.8% to 93.7%). The results of this study demonstrate that there is a need to have a consistent skin tear identification tool and treatment protocol in place for standardized evidence-based practice among nurses in an acute care setting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEfficacy of a Skin Tear Education Program: Improving the Knowledge of Nurses Practicing in Acute Care Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148621-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Efficacy of a Skin Tear Education Program: Improving the Knowledge of Nurses Practicing in Acute Care Settings</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Doyle Munoz, Janet, BSN, RN, CWON</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Morristown Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Wound,Ostomy,Continence Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">janet.munoz@atlantichealth.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D. Anthony (Tony) Forrester, PhD, RN; Toni McTigue, APRN, BC, CWOCN; Stephanie D'Andrea, BS, CWON</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] This prospective educational intervention research study identifies the existing knowledge base of a sample of 416 practicing acute care nurses regarding skin tears and evaluates the efficacy of an educational program designed to improve these nurses? knowledge regarding skin tears including: (1) predisposing factors; (2) identification and assessment of skin tears using the Payne Martin Classification System; and (3) preventive care, treatment and documentation regarding skin tears.  A pre-test baseline measurement of acute care nurses? skin tear knowledge and a post-intervention post-test measurement of changes in these nurses? skin tear knowledge were obtained following an on-line educational intervention.  The web-based skin tear educational program was effective in delivering new knowledge to these nurses.  Study results indicate a highly significant (p < .001) improvement between pre- and post-test scores for all three categories of skin tear knowledge studied: (1) identification and assessment of skin tears (97.1% to 99.1%); (2) the Payne Martin Classification system (83.4% to 94.9%); and (3) skin tear treatment (73.8% to 93.7%). The results of this study demonstrate that there is a need to have a consistent skin tear identification tool and treatment protocol in place for standardized evidence-based practice among nurses in an acute care setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:47:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:47:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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