Implementation of wound education
Dawn Leah Heapy APRN-DNP and Lyndsi Hall APRN-DNP.
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The need for a uniform curriculum on wound care is evident in many healthcare settings. The purpose of this project was to determine the need for uniform wound care education; for example, wound staging, appropriate dressings and differentiation of different types of wounds. The project shows how providing an educational wound care curriculum impacts knowledge and confidence in wound management. Improved wound care knowledge and confidence has been shown to improve patient outcomes and help reduce healthcare expenditures regarding wound care (Martinengo et al., 2019).
A pre and posttest was given to 35 participants to determine the confidence level and knowledge level before and after the intervention. The results of this project determined, decreased confidence levels, and a knowledge gap were evident before the intervention. According to Yim et al. (2014), in over fifty medical schools in the United States, only seven of the medical schools offered a wound healing elective in their curriculum. The intervention filled the need of wound care education in healthcare. The knowledge and confidence of the participants improved after their completion of the intervention. The total test results without dividing confidence level and knowledge gained are ( t = 13.5, df = 34, p = <.001). The confidence gained by the intervention are as follows, (t = 13.4, df = 34, p = <.001). The knowledge gained by the intervention is as follows, (t = 3.25, df = 34, p = 0.002).
|Type||DNP Capstone Project
|Review Type||None: Degree-based Submission|
|Research Approach||Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice|
Improved Patient Outcomes
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