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Pielęgniarstwo Chirurgiczne i Angiologiczne/Surgical and Vascular Nursing
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vol. 16
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The perception of controlled negative pressure in the local management and treatment of chronic wounds in the group of nurses. Preliminary report

Daria Małgorzata Kardyś
Kamila Pytlak
Paulina Szymańska
Dariusz Bazaliński
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  1. Kliniczny Szpital Wojewódzki nr 1 im. F. Chopina, Rzeszów, Polska
  2. Szpital Specjalistyczny, Podkarpacki Ośrodek Onkologiczny im. B. Markiewicza w Brzozowie, Polska
  3. Oddział Chirurgii Naczyniowej, Radomski Szpital Specjalistyczny, Radom, Polska
  4. Instytut Nauk o Zdrowiu, Kolegium Nauk Medycznych, Uniwersytet Rzeszowski, Rzeszów, Polska
Pielęgniarstwo Chirurgiczne i Angiologiczne 2022; 16(4): 123–129
Online publish date: 2022/12/30
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Investigation of perception and fears related to the implementation of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) among nurses treating chronic wounds.

Material and methods
The study included 401 nurses qualified to treat wounds and interested in professional development in a given field. The collected data were statistically analysed. The method of estimation and diagnostic survey was used. The questionnaire developed by the authors was used as a tool assessing the perception of NPWT; it consisted of 3 domains (knowledge, motivation, readiness).

The study included 391 female nurses (97.5%) and 10 male nurses (2.5%), aged 25 to 67 years. The mean age of the respondents was 44.96 years ±10.25 years. Each of the respondents had experience in the field of wound prophylaxis and treatment (100.0%). More than half (53.6%) of the respondents had no experience in the use of NPWT, and only 12.0% used the method independently. In the overall assessment of the NPWT Perception Questionnaire, the respondents obtained 75.77 ±12.72 points (min 37, max 100 points). The obtained results indicated a high level of perception of NPWT therapy in the studied sample.

The respondents presented the knowledge required to implement and conduct NPWT in the treatment of chronic wounds. A group of nurses who are qualified to treat wounds demonstrated motivation and readiness to implement NPWT, but they need the support of a specialist mentor, who could introduce them to practical issues related to this method.


nurse, chronic wounds, NPWT

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