Advances in Nursing / 2015 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

Assessment of Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Perceived Barriers to Expressed Pressure Ulcer Prevention Practice in Addis Ababa Government Hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2015

Table 7

Expressed pressure ulcer prevention practice among nurses in Addis Ababa government hospitals, Ethiopia, 2015.

Prevention strategies assessmentResponseFrequency
()
Percent

Regular turning/repositioning of patients every 2 hoursRight18091.8
Wrong168.2

Keeping patients’ skins dry and moistRight16383.2
Wrong3316.8

Ensuring patient is well hydrated Right14775
Wrong4925

Encouraging patients to have a balanced diet Right15780.1
Wrong3919.9

Avoiding hot water when cleansing the skinRight13468.4
Wrong6231.6

Protecting the skin during patient transferRight16885.7
Wrong2814.3

Removing any tightly fitting clothes from the patientRight17287.8
Wrong2412.2

Providing cushions on areas at risk of pressure ulcersRight17086.7
Wrong2613.3

Catheterization in case of incontinence patientsRight15679.6
Wrong4020.4

Documenting prevention interventionsRight16383.2
Wrong3316.8