Impact of pressure injury education on nurses’ knowledge in an acute care setting

Jane Mathews


This research study investigated the profound physical, social, and psychological effects of pressure injuries on individuals. Despite ongoing efforts, hospital-acquired pressure injuries remain prevalent, with up to seventy percent deemed preventable. The study, which involved 40 nurses, employed the Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Assessment Tool (PUKAT) 2.0 to assess the impact of an educational workshop on nurses' knowledge. Statistical analysis revealed a statistically significant improvement in PUKAT 2.0 scores post-education (p < .001, r = .61), aligning with existing literature emphasizing the positive effect of education on nurses' knowledge of pressure injuries.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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