Nurse Managers' prerequisite for nursing development: a survey on pressure ulcers and contextual factors in hospital organizations

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Nurse Managers' prerequisite for nursing development: a survey on pressure ulcers and contextual factors in hospital organizations
Author(s) Gunningberg, Lena ; Brudin, Lars ; Idvall, Ewa
Date 2010
English abstract
Aim To describe and compare pressure ulcer prevalence in two county councils and concurrently explore Nurse Managers perspective of contextual factors in a hospital organization. Background Despite good knowledge about risk factors and prevention of pressure ulcers, the prevalence of pressure ulcers remains high. Nurse Managers have a key role in implementing evidence-based practice. Methods The present study included five hospitals in two Swedish county councils: county council A (non-university setting) and county council B (university setting). A pressure ulcer prevalence study was conducted according to the methodology developed by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. The Nurse Managers answered a (27-item) questionnaire on contextual factors. Results County council B had significantly less pressure ulcers grade (2–4) (7.7%) than county council A (11.3%). The Nurse Managers' assessed only two out of the 27 general contextual items significantly differently. Some significant differences were observed in ward organization. Conclusions In county council B, the Nurse Managers seemed more aware of prevention strategies compared with Nurse Managers in county council A. The Nurse Managers should take more responsibility to develop the prerequisite for quality improvement in nursing. Implication for nursing management Nursing outcomes (e.g. pressure ulcers) should be incorporated into national quality registries for benchmarking and Nurse Managers competence in evidence-based practice and research methodology increased.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01149.x (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Host/Issue Journal of Nursing Management;6
Volume 18
ISSN 0966-0429
Pages 757-766
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) contextual factors
evidence-based practice
leadership
pressure ulcer prevalence
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Caring sciences::Nursing
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/10609 (link to this page)

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