Ajou University Hospital located in Suwon, South Korea opened in 1994 and since then has expanded to accommodate 1,030 patient beds, other facilities including 92 Intensive Care Units and 18 operating rooms. In January 2019, four nurses from Ajou University Hospital, came to UCLA Health for a week-long customized nursing education program with UCLA Health’s Wound Care team. Prior to their arrival, UCLA Health discussed and assessed the needs of the four nurses in order to tailor the program to their specific goals and clinical interests. The final program was comprised of two parts, daily morning didactic lectures and afternoon clinical observerships.

Highlights of the collaboration

Based on the learning objectives of Ajou University Hospital nurses, and the goals of their home institution, the final wound care treatment training program provided by UCLA Health Wound Care team consisted of:

  • Lectures on the history of wound ostomy and different areas of wound types, wound care and wound products.
  • Sharing best practices in the areas of Pressure Injury Prevention (PIP) and identifying evidence-based pressure injury prevention interventions and treatment modalities.
  • Risk assessment, including early detection of the at-risk patient, implementation of preventative measures and plan of care based on patients’ risk factors.
  • Prevention strategies focused on skin care, patient positioning, nutrition and education.

Learn more about our International Services Nursing Education Programs.