To determine the pressure injury knowledge of health professionals before and after providing an interactive, educational intervention. The research design was a quasi-experimental study using a nonrandomized pretest/posttest methodology in Manila, Philippines. The population for this study was healthcare professionals who participated in a 2-day Basic WoundPedia course. There were 57 participants on day 1 and 55 participants on day 2. The Pieper-Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test (PZ-PUKT, version 2), a standardized, validated instrument with 72 items, was used to measure 3 domains: prevention (28 items), staging (20 items), and wounds (24 items). The test was used to determine the baseline pressure injury knowledge of the students on day 1 before the course began and on day 2 after related content was completed. The intent of this approach was to document that knowledge deficits were met, especially for future courses. There was a statistically significant increase in pressure injury knowledge scores after healthcare professionals received an interactive, educational intervention.
Delmore, Ayello, Smart, Sibbald (2018). Assessing Pressure Injury Knowledge Using the Pieper-Zulkowski Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Test. Advances in skin & wound care, 2018 Sep;31(9):406-412. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30134276