Is Computer Training An Effective Tool For Pressure Ulcer Classification?

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Is Computer Training an Effective Tool for Pressure Ulcer Classification?
Mary C. Lagler
Florida Southwestern State College Is Computer Training an Effective Tool for Pressure Ulcer Classification

I choose the article "Effectiveness of an e-learning tool for education on pressure ulcer evaluation" written by Laura Morente, Jose Morales-Asencio and Francisco J. Veredas. The research objective was to determine if e-learning modules were more effective than classroom training in the identification and treatment of pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are serious preventable clinical complications that can lead to pain, infection, hospitalization, and even death (Kelly & Isted, 2011). According to Briggs (2006), the importance of accurate diagnosis and classification of pressure ulcer is pivotal to establish early prevention measures and treatment options). This is very relevant in my practice in a hospital based progressive care floor were treatment protocol for pressure ulcers is not followed and pressure ulcer identification and documentation is often inaccurate. The facility has a protocol in place on how to treat staged and unstageable pressure ulcers; but the lack of education and understanding of such classifications are evident as many pressure ulcers are treated inappropriately. There is also a lack of follow-up since there is no continuity of care and we have no wound nurse. The evaluation, treatment and identification of healing is left at the discretion of…

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