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Nursing Education Program for Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury Prevention in Adult Acute Care Setting

A Quality Improvement Project

Henry, Michelle

Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing: March/April 2019 - Volume 46 - Issue 2 - p 161–164
doi: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000511
Challenges in Practice

The purpose of this Quality Improvement project was to develop a multimedia hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) prevention education program. The project setting was 3 adult critical care units plus a step-down unit located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. A multimedia educational intervention was developed, which comprised 4 modules designed to improve nursing knowledge and competency in HAPI prevention. A posteducation program staff survey was also administered to evaluate nurse satisfaction with the program. Nurse knowledge of HAPI prevention was measured before and following implementation of the educational intervention. One hundred twenty-nine participants completed the education program, and 117 completed the satisfaction survey. Analysis revealed a statistically significant increase in knowledge after the education course (P < .05). Findings also indicated participants were satisfied that the program met stated aims.

Michelle Henry, DNP, RN, PHN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland.

Correspondence: Michelle Henry, DNP, RN, PHN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205 (

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There are no conflicts of interest associated with this review.

© 2019 by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.