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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014

Knowledge and Practices of Universal Precautions among Basic B.Sc. Nursing Students

Milind Kale, Manisha Gholap, Mahadeo Shinde

Every day while caring for patients; nursing students are at risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens which results in infections.study was aimed to assess the knowledge and Practices of Universal Precautions among Nursing Students and Find out association between Universal Precautions and students.methodology descriptive correlational design was used for 50 students selected from Purposive sampling technique from H.S.K. hospital Bagalkot.Findings - majority (66 %) of the student nurses had an average; majority (66 %) of the student nurses had an average knowledge whereas 20 % students showed a satisfactory performance of universal precautions. there was no significant association between the level of performance of universal precautions and studentsConclusion -The nursing management of people with blood borne diseases involves the risk of occupational hazards to health care workers. As student health care workers become more involved in patient contact during their training; they are at risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens. The safety of student health care workers themselves; and subsequently that of their patients; depends directly upon the degree to which student nurses have knowledge of occupational hazards specific to their jobs and management mechanism for mitigating those hazards. The level of occupational safety and health training resource available to student nurses; as well as management support; are critical factors in preventing adverse out comes from routine job- related hazards.

Keywords: Knowledge, Practices, Universal Precautions, Nursing Students

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014

Pages: 1862 - 1870


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Milind Kale, Manisha Gholap, Mahadeo Shinde, "Knowledge and Practices of Universal Precautions among Basic B.Sc. Nursing Students", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=2014566, Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014, 1862 - 1870

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