Development of latex wound models for the wound dressing training of nursing students

Benyaporn Bannaasan


A model is an essential instrument for the practical training of nursing students before field training in the ward, and an aid which creates skill and confidence for the students. The objective of this research is to develop a latex wound model for the wound dressing training of nursing students. Three research procedures are 1) to study documents and data relating to the development of latex wound models, 2) to construct the latex wound models and the research instruments, and 3) to try out the latex wound models, and evaluate the latex wound models efficiency.  Participants are the 60 second-year nursing students. A wet dressing type latex wound model efficiency evaluation form and a dry dressing type latex wound model efficiency evaluation form were used for data collection. A reliability of 0.884 and 0.889 was acquired. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test. The finding of the studying results indicated that the mean scores of efficiency of both invented wet dressing type and dry dressing type latex wound model were higher than that of the original wound model of the Faculty of Nursing at statistical significance (p < .05). The finding indicated that the latex wound model had higher quality than those of the original wound model. Also, it helps the Faculty of Nursing save budget on purchasing expensive models.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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