International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023 | Rating: 5.4 / 10

Knowledge and Reported Practices Regarding Infection Control Measures among Nursing Staffs Posted at a Government Hospital in Chennai

P Bharanlakshmi

Abstract: Objectives: To assess the knowledge and reported practices regarding infection control measures among nursing staffs posted at a government hospital. Materials and methods: A descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge and reported practices among nursing staffs. 50 nursing staffs were recruited in to the study who were posted to various wards and departments of the hospital by non - probability purposive sampling. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics. Results: The present study results revealed that maximum i. e., 30 (60%) of samples had excellent knowledge, 10 (20%) had good knowledge, 8 (16%) had average knowledge and only 02 (4%) had poor knowledge regarding infection control measures. However, when evaluated the reported practices it was seen that only 23 (46 %) respondents had excellent practice, 22 (44%) had good practice, 5 (10%) had average practices and no one had poor practice regarding infection control measures. Conclusion: Results from this study justifies the fact that though excellent knowledge is exhibited by nursing staff regarding infection control measures emphasises should be given to practicing the measures on a routine basis and in - service education on this subject should be adopted for the nursing staffs.

Keywords: Knowledge, Reported practices, infection control measures

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 1713 - 1714

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