Adv Skin Wound Care 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.
At the University of Turku, Finland, Emilia Kielo-Viljamaa, MNSc, RN, is a PhD Candidate; Maarit Ahtiala, RN, is a wound care nurse; Riitta Suhonen, PhD, RN, is Professor and Director of Nursing; and Minna Stolt, PhD, is Lecturer. Acknowledgments: The authors thank the study participants as well as the wound care experts who gave their best efforts and assistance to develop the study instrument. They also thank the Finnish Wound Care Society and the University of Turku for financial support, as well as Mölnlycke Health Care AB for sponsoring some of the wound care products used in the simulations. The authors have disclosed no other financial relationships related to this article. Submitted November 3, 2020; accepted in revised form January 8, 2021.
Objective: To describe the development and use of a wound care simulation assessing registered nurses' and graduating student nurses' practical wound care competence, and to describe observations of participants' wound care competence.
Methods: A descriptive, qualitative design was used. Data were collected in 2019 from 50 health care professionals and students using a simulated wound care situation and an imaginary patient case. Read More