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Nurse Managers' prerequisite for nursing development: a survey on pressure ulcers and contextual factors in hospital organizations
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 18, no 6, 757-766 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2010. Vol. 18, no 6, 757-766 p.
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contextual factors, evidence-based practice, leadership, pressure ulcer prevalence
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-133619DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01149.xISI: 000283238400016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-133619DiVA: diva2:369828
Available from: 2010-11-12 Created: 2010-11-11 Last updated: 2010-11-12Bibliographically approved

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