Evaluation of educational technology on pressure injury based on assistance quality indicators

Keywords: Wounds and Injuries; Pressure Ulcer; Education, Distance; Intensive Care Units; Inservice Training; Nursing.

Abstract

Objective: to evaluate the contribution of educational technology on pressure injury regarding assistance quality indicators. Methods: a quasi-experimental study, with the design before and after the educational intervention, related to an online course on pressure injury. Data collection was done in three phases: the gathering of pressure injury indicators; implementation of the educational intervention; and post-intervention evaluation of the patients. Results: 47 patients were evaluated in each phase. The risk assessment and the description of the skin in the admission presented higher figures after the educational intervention. Description of preventive measures was higher in the educational post-intervention group, which presented a high-level index in the pre-intervention group (80.9%). The number of patients with pressure injury decreased from 53.2% to 42.6% (p=0.500). Conclusion:  the impact of the communication and information technology was observed, especially on the decrease of occurrence of injuries.

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Published
2018-10-04
Section
Research Article