Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Regarding Pressure Ulcer Prevention for Intensive Units Patients at Public Hospitals in Sana'a city


Afrah Al-Dubhani 1*, Mohammed Al-Akmar 2

1 Nursing Division, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sana’a University

.2 Nursing Division, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sana’a University.


Pressure ulcers are the common conditions among patients hospitalized in acute and chronic care facilities and impose significant burden on patients, their relatives and caregivers. Pressure ulcers have been described as one of the most costly and physically debilitating complications since the 20th century [1,2]. World stop pressure ulcer day report in 2014 showed that nearly 700,000 patients were

affected by pressure ulcers each year. Around 186,617 patients develop a new pressure ulcer in acute care each year. This has shown that in the year January 2012 to December 2013 between 4 and 6% of patients in acute care settings and more than 5–10% of patients in non-acute care had pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers are accountable for 2% of preventable deaths [3]. There are several factors contributing to the development of pressure

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