Educational instructions on wound-dressing packages can improve nurses’ accuracy in applying them, a study published in the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing has found.

The researchers conducted a study to evaluate just-in-time education in the form of educational instructions attached to the outer package.

The researchers enrolled 173 nurses who were randomly divided into two groups: a control group that received wound dressing in traditional packaging, and an intervention group that received wound dressings that had educational instructions on the outer package.

They found that nurses using wound dressings with educational instructions on the outer package were 88% more likely to apply the product correctly than the nurses who used the traditional packaging.

In addition, 88% of the nurses who used wound dressings with educational instructions said that they were confident that they would correctly apply it, while 71% said they would change the wound-dressing procedure based on the instructions.