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Can J Infect Control. 2009 Summer;24(2):104-7.

Evaluation of knowledge and practice amongst nursing staff toward infection control measures in a tertiary care hospital in India.

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Department of Microbiology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India.

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  • Can J Infect Control. 2009 Fall;24(3):150. BibhaBati, Mishra [added]; Aradhana, Bhargava [added]; Poonam, Loomba [added]; Vinita, Dogra [added]; Archana, Thakur [added].

Abstract

PURPOSE:

A study to assess the level of knowledge and practice of 100 staff nurses on infection control measures was carried out in a tertiary care center.

METHOD:

A structured questionnaire was used to collect the data.

RESULTS:

The mean knowledge of staff nurses regarding infection control measures was 75.5% and the mean reported infection control practice was 57.5%. After conducting exhaustive lectures on infection control related topics, a significant decline in the hospital-acquired infection (HAIs) rates was seen in the high-risk areas.

CONCLUSION:

Training of nursing staff is needed to improve knowledge and practice in infection control.

PMID:
19697535
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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