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J Contin Educ Nurs. 2009 Jun;40(6):252-8; quiz 259-60, 279.

Evaluation of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Training Program on Pressure Ulcers.

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  • 1School of Nursing, Mail Stop 4043, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.


The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Pressure Ulcer Training Program was developed to improve nursing accuracy and reliability in identifying and staging pressure ulcers and differentiating hospital- and unit-acquired from community-acquired pressure ulcers. Of 5,200 individuals who completed the training program within 5 months of release, 937 provided written evaluation comments. Four major themes emerged from content analysis of the evaluation remarks: pressure ulcer and other wound pictures; accuracy and clarity of content; program design and technology; and the educational/informational experience. Reviewers most frequently commented on their positive learning experience. Program components that enhanced the educational experience included the array of pressure ulcer pictures at each stage and pictures of other wounds. Clarity of content, program design, and technological problems were barriers to reviewer satisfaction. Findings suggest the NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training Program was effective for educating staff nurses on pressure ulcer identification and staging.

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