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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022
A Study to Assess Knowledge Regarding Universal Precautions among Staff Nurses
Abstract: Topic: A study to assess the knowledge regarding Universal Precautions, among Staff Nurses. Background: Nurses are the principal group of health care personnel in all health care settings. Nurses' lack of knowledge may be a barrier in prevention of infections. Aim: The objectives of the study were to assess the Staff nurses knowledge regarding universal Precautions, to assess the relationship between Staff nurses knowledge regarding universal precautions and selected variables. Method: This study was conducted in Apollo Logo Hospitals, Karur. Fourty Staff nurses were selected convenient Sampling technique for this study. The total period of the study was from October to April 2021 - 2022. A validated self - prepared questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge. Results: 52.5% of samples had good knowledge, 32.5% of samples had very good knowledge, 12.5% of samples had average knowledge and 2.50% of samples had below average knowledge. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn. The knowledge and attitude of nurses on universal precautions is above average and the nurses working in the medical units were having better knowledge than nurses in the Apollo hospital. There was no significant association between knowledge of nurses regarding universal Precautions with regard to their age, professional qualification, and experience. Conclusion: Awareness and knowledge of universal precautions played a significant role in reducing the infection mainly during pandemic situations.
Keywords: Knowledge, Universal precautions, Staff Nurses, Hospital, Health care associated infections
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,
Pages: 1445 - 1447