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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022
Study to assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Infection Control Measures in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Among Nursing Personnel in Selected Hospitals of Distt. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Kalpna Kumari Thakur | Kamla Tanwar 
Abstract: Introduction: Newborn care is one of the vital sectors to be looked into in order to reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity. Neonatal infection is a great area of concern, especially for preterm babies. Infection control prevents or stops the spread of infections in health care settings. The approach towards the prevention of neonatal sepsis is multi - disciplinary, comprising of neonatologists, hospital administrators, nursing staff and housekeeping department. While it is difficult to treat neonatal infection it is rather easier to prevent infections. So nurses play a key role in infection control. So structured teaching programme was developed and administered to improve the knowledge of nurses regarding role of nurses in infection control in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Objectives: The study was conducted with an objective to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding infection control measures in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) among nursing personnel. Methodology: A pre - experimental study was conducted in Jan.2021 in I. G. M. C. and Hospital, Shimla and KAMLA NEHRU STATE Hospital, Shimla.40 registered nurses were selected on the basis of convenience sampling technique. Structured teaching programme regarding infection control measures in NICU was provided to nursing personnel. The pre - test (after 5 days) and post - test (after 7 day) was assessed by nursing personnel. Data was collected by self designed questionnaire related to infection control measures in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The gathered data was analyzed by calculating mean, median, mean percentage, mean difference, standard deviation, paired t - test to evaluate the knowledge score and chi square test to find association of knowledge with selected demographic variables. Results: The study findings showed that post - test mean score of knowledge regarding infection control measures in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has statistically improved in nursing personnel which was statistically significant. Conclusion: The Structured Teaching Programme (STP) has improved post test knowledge score of registered nursing personnel regarding infection control measures in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU.
Keywords: STP, NICU, Infection Control Measures
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,
Pages: 270 - 272
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