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Franklin Square Nurses Awarded Grant to study Pressure Ulcer Education
Lorela Saavedra, MAN, PCCN, CMSRN, primary investigator, and Ruth Iliuta, RN, CNS, BC, WOCN, and Elizabeth Jesada, MS, CRNP, CWON, subinvestigators, were awarded a $2500 research grant from the National Nursing Staff Development Organization to conduct their research study titled: “Comparison of Web-based versus Traditional Education for Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment, Staging and Measurement.”
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of a computer-based learning program (CBL) compared to traditional classroom lecture (TCL) in teaching the use of the Braden Scale and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) criteria. The study addresses a gap in the literature by evaluating CBL versus TCL, long term knowledge retention and application to nursing practice.