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Vårdpersonalens tankar och handlande kring trycksår: en litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Pressure ulcers have during a long time ages caused great suffering for the patients. The factors affecting the occurrence of pressure ulcers can be both internal and external, such as immobility and malnutrition. Nurses´ role is to assess risks and thus pay attention to prevent and treat pressure ulcers. The nurse may use various assessment tools to highlight and document patients at risk for developing pressure ulcers. Aim: This study was to describe health professionals´ thoughts and actions about the pressure ulcers. Method: A literature review was used to study the selected study area. The review was based on nine quantitative and three qualitative articles. The writers looked for similarities and differences in performance of articles. Results: The results showed that knowledge was good among health professionals´ staff but was not used in practical nursing. Health professionals were using methods which were not evidence based for example massage. The staff felt that lack of time and materials was a barrier to care about pressure ulcers. The documentation carried out by nurses was inadequate. Resulted showed five themes, having knowledge of the risks of pressure ulcers, believing or knowing, applying knowledge, recording, managing and developing. Conclusion: There was good knowledge of pressure ulcer prevention and treatment by health workers and the nurses were able to identify the risk of developing pressure ulcers. The knowledge was not used in practice. Non recommended methods are still used by nursing staff in nursing care. . 

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2010. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Documentation, Knowledge, Leadership, Pressure ulcer and Swanson
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2733OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-2733DiVA: diva2:356798
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Available from: 2010-10-14 Created: 2010-10-13 Last updated: 2010-10-14Bibliographically approved

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