Objective: The intention of this systematic review is to describe and explore the existing research evidence about the best practices for wound care management.
Methods: A review was conducted to determine the current literature on the chosen topic. PubMed, CINAHL, EBSCO, Science Direct, and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) online databases or systematic engine search were utilized to obtain the research articles relevant to this systematic review. The data consisted of 16 research articles about clinical decision-making skills using inclusion and exclusion criteria. The researcher used content and thematic analysis as a qualitative approach in reviewing the articles. Data analysis was implemented from January 1, 2019 to March 25, 2019.
Results: This systematic review revealed three major themes emerged in this study. Such major theme includes decubitus ulcer, post-operative incision, wound healing, and best practices in wound care. Accordingly, this systematic review is focused on developing wound care practice among staff nurses. Based on the result of the systematic review, one must elicit. One must possess thorough knowledge about decubitus ulcer, post-operation incision and wound healing in order to provide the best practices in wound care management to patients.
Conclusion: In general, the need to assist undergraduate nursing students in anticipating and exercising prerequisite skills, clinical decision making, and professional nursing judgment is needed in their clinical placement setting.