International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022


A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Occupational Blood Born Diseases and its Prevention among Staff Nurses Working in Medical and Surgical Area of Selected Hospitals

Ashwini M. Gardhane | Rajat P. Vaidya


Abstract: Introduction: Exposure of the blood-borne pathogens is serious risk to health care workers (HCWs). Safety of workers within work place is major concern in every field of practice. Occupational blood and body fluid exposure is major worldwide public health problem. Nurses are major health care provider in hospital and more potential to exposure with blood and body fluid. Occupation exposure to blood pathogen plays significant role in increasing risk of workers. Objectives: To assess knowledge regarding occupational blood born diseases and its prevention among staff nurses working in medical and surgical area of selected hospitals. Methodology: Quantitative research approach, non experimental descriptive research design. Study setting: selected hospitals. Population: staff nurses. Sample size: 150 samples. Sampling technique: purposive Sampling Techniques. Data Analysis: Data collected through structure questionnaire and analysis were SPSS 24.0 version 7.0. Result: 71.30% subject got needle stick injury. 31.33% of subject had poor knowledge, 54.67% had good, and 14% subject had very good knowledge. Discussion: Study shows that there is association between knowledge and demographic variables.


Keywords: Blood Born Diseases, BBD, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS, Health Care Worker, HCW, Occupational blood exposure, OBE


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022,


Pages: 1722 - 1725


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Ashwini M. Gardhane, Rajat P. Vaidya, "A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge regarding Occupational Blood Born Diseases and its Prevention among Staff Nurses Working in Medical and Surgical Area of Selected Hospitals", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 11 Issue 7, July 2022, pp. 1722-1725, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=MR22724200856

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