Existing Knowledge and Selected Practices Regarding Infection Control Measures among NICU Nurses

Namrata Dhanorkar, Shaila Mathew
2015 International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)   unpublished
A study to assess the existing knowledge and selected practices regarding Infection Control Measures among NICU staffs in selected hospitals of Sangli Miraj Kupwad Corporation area" was conducted to assess the existing knowledge and selected practices regarding Infection Control Measures among NICU Staffs of selected Hospitals. The study adopted 'Ida Jean Orlando nursing process' as the theoretical base for framework of the study. A self structured questionnaire and observation checklist was
more » ... on checklist was used. A non experimental exploratory study enrolling 60 NICU staffs was conducted during August and September 2013.Non probability purposive sampling technique was adopted. Analysis was done using frequency and percentage distribution and fisher's exact test. Findings-It was found that majority of the staffs 56.7% were having good knowledge score, 38.3% were having excellent knowledge score. In assessment of hand hygiene technique it showed that that 51.7% had good hand hygiene practice, 45% were having average practices. It was found that 100% of samples used sterilized articles, only 55% washed their hands after entering the unit, 30% washed hands before handling the baby, 55 % washed hands after handling the baby. It was found that there is significant association between designation and selected practice score as the Fishers exact value is 0.006 which is less than 0.05.Conclusion-The study found that inspite of good knowledge scores, the practices were lacking.
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