Assessing the value of practice-based leg ulcer education to inform recommendations for change in practice

Mitchell, Aby (2017) Assessing the value of practice-based leg ulcer education to inform recommendations for change in practice. British Journal of Community Nursing, 22 (Sup12). S28-S34. ISSN 1462-4753

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the value of accredited leg ulcer education in influencing changes in practice.
Design/Methodology/approach – This is a before and after educational evaluation which adopted a qualitative survey approach of 12 primary care nurses attending the Nurse Led Assessment and Management of Leg Ulcers accredited CPD module at a London university.
Findings – The findings revealed that 6 out of the 8 nurses who completed the final interviews were satisfied that all learning outcomes for the module had been met. All of the nurses commented they had changed at least one aspect of practice following the module with the majority stating a number of improvements had been made relating to improved knowledge, practical skills, treatment and patient concordance.
Limitations – The evaluation was limited to a small cohort of primary care nurses and further longitudinal research is required to investigate the effectiveness across multiple cohorts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in the British Journal of Community Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2017.22.Sup12.S28.
Uncontrolled Keywords: leg ulcers; education; evidence-based practice
Subjects: Education
Education > Teaching and learning
Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Aby Mitchell
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 12:19
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 12:36
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4176

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