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Ayello EA, Zulkowski K, Capezuti E, Jicman WH, Sibbald RG, et al.
Advances in skin & wound care. Date of publication 2017 Feb 1;volume 30(2):83-94.
1. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2017 Feb;30(2):83-94. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000511507.43366.a1. Educating Nurses in the United States about Pressure Injuries. Ayello EA(1), Zulkowski K, Capezuti E, Jicman WH, Sibbald RG. Author information: (1)Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN • Faculty • Excelsior College School of Nursing • Albany, New York • Senior Advisor • Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing • New York, New York • Course Director • IIWCC-New York University • New York, New York • President • Ayello, Harris and Associates, Inc, • Copake, New York • Clinical Editor, Advances in Skin & Wound Care • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Karen Zulkowski, DNS, RN • Executive Editor • WCET Journal • Associate Professor (ret) • Montana State University • Bozeman, Montana Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN • Hearst Chair • Gerontology • Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing • Hunter College of the City University of New York • New York Wendy Harris Jicman, BSN, BSHS, RN • Staff Nurse • Temple University Medical Center • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania R. Gary Sibbald, MD, FRCPC (Med, Derm), MACP, FAAD, Med, MAPWCA • Faculty • School of Public Health Sciences and Faculty of Medicine • University of Toronto • Ontario, Canada • Director • International Interprofessional Wound Care Course and Masters of Science in Community Health • Dalla Lana School of Public Health • University of Toronto • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Clinical Editor, Advances in Skin & Wound Care • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the current state of educating nurses about wound care and pressure injuries with recommendations for the future. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Discuss the importance of pressure injury education and wound care for nurses and identify the current state of nursing education on the subject. 2. Identify strategies that can be used to put improved wound care and pressure injury education into practice. ABSTRACT: Wound care nursing requires knowledge and skill to operationalize clinical guidelines. Recent surveys and studies have revealed gaps in nurses' knowledge of wound care and pressure injuries and their desire for more education, both in their undergraduate programs and throughout their careers. Data from baccalaureate programs in the United States can pinpoint areas for improvement in nursing curriculum content. Lifelong learning about wound care and pressure injuries starts with undergraduate nursing education but continues through the novice-to-expert Benner categories that are facilitated by continuing professional development. This article introduces a pressure injury competency skills checklist and educational strategies based on Adult Learning principles to support knowledge acquisition (in school) and translation (into clinical settings). The responsibility for lifelong learning is part of every nurse's professional practice. DOI: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000511507.43366.a1 PMID: 28106637 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Introduction and Assessment
Pressure Ulcers/Injuries - Prevention