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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021
A Study to Assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Using Hand Sanitizer among Nursing Students in a Selected Institution of Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Tapaswinee Swain  | Soudamini Biswal | Ankita Mukherjee | Baishakhi Bhakat | Bitapi Haldar | Bithika Acharya | Shamima Akhtar
Abstract: "Our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them" - Walt Disney. A student nurse should have correct knowledge, attitude and practice regarding hand sanitizer. Hand sanitation is the most important way to reduce infection. Hand sanitizer is easy to carry out, easy to use and also less time consuming. The success of hand sanitation solely depends on the use of effective hand disinfecting agent formulating in virus type and forms such as antimicrobial soap, water based or alcohol-based handsanitizer, with the letter being widely used in hospital settings. Hand sanitizer is the practice which keeps the hand free from pathogens or decreases the amount prior to any procedure or touching the patient. Hand sanitizer prevents cross infection in hospitals. Hospital acquired infections possess a very real and serious threat to all who are admitted in the hospital. Pathogens are readily transmitted through the head of the health care worker and hand sanitizer substantially reduces the transmission. Hand sanitizer is an effective measure to kill microorganisms .This study was conducted in Kalinga Institute of nursing sciences among B. Sc nursing 2nd year and 3rd year students. It was an observational study; 100 students were taken as sample for the observational study. Questionnaire, Likert scale, checklist tool was used for data collection. After the detailed analysis the study leads to the following conclusions: 86% of the nursing students of KINS are having good knowledge, 14% of them are having average knowledge and none are having poor knowledge; 77% of the them are having good attitude, 23% of them are having average attitude and none are having poor attitude and 89% of students are having good practice, 8% are having average practice and 3% of them are having poor practice regarding the usage of hand sanitizer.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, practice, Nursing Students, Hand sanitizer
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021,
Pages: 706 - 710