Implementation of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Training Program in a Rural Nigerian Missionary Teaching Hospital

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Ukwu, Ugonna
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Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Nursing , Ulcer , Nigerian people , Missionaries , Quality Improvement
The purpose of this quality improvement project was to address inadequate knowledge-to-action in Hospital Acquired Press Ulcers (HAPU) prevention with comprehensive HAPU prevention training based on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality “Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals” toolkit at a rural Nigerian missionary hospital. HAPU prevention training significantly improved HAPU prevention knowledge but did not translate to robust performance and documentation of HAPU prevention best practices. Optimizing nurse to patient ratios and HAPU prevention aids can improve adoption of HAPU prevention best practices.