1. Baumgarten, Mona PhD
  2. Shardell, Michelle PhD
  3. Rich, Shayna MA


PURPOSE: To enhance the wound care practitioner's understanding of the research methods used to obtain information about the effectiveness of pressure ulcer prevention interventions.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.


OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:


1. Differentiate between randomized, historical, and nonrandomized comparison studies.


2. Explain terminology and concepts associated with pressure ulcer prevention research.