International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 5.8 / 10

Breaking the Chain of the Infection by the Power Knowledge

Dr. Nirmala M. | Sudhapriya | Keerthana B. | Sonia S.

Abstract: Introduction: Nosocomial infection (NI) or Health - care - associated infection (HCAI) refers to infection that is acquired during the process of care and not manifested at the time of admission to a hospital or other health - care facility. It has been estimated that the risk of health care - associated infection is 2 to 20 times higher in developing countries compared to developed countries and 5% - 10% of patients admitted to hospitals in developed countries acquire these infections (WHO, 2020). HAIs is common adverse events during healthcare delivery and a major public health issue affecting morbidity, mortality and quality of life. At any time, up to 7% of patients in developed and 10% in developing countries will acquire at least one HAI, causing a considerable and economic burden to the society. Methods: Quantitative descriptive research approach with Pre experimental one group pre test & post test design was adopted. The sample size 135 was selected by using purposive sampling technique. Data were collected from staff nurses and students by means of structured knowledge questionnaire. Results and Discussion: The findings of the study revealed that most of the study samples 66 (49%) were between 20 - 30 years of age group and with regard to Gender, female was 112 (89%) and male were 23 (17%) respectively. Post - test mean knowledge score was 13+ 4.08 higher than the pre - test score. Thus, the difference in the level of knowledge were found to be significant at p<0.001 level. The study concluded that the STP was effective to improve the knowledge regarding infection control and prevention among staff nurses and students.

Keywords: Structured Teaching Programme, Health Care Facility, HCF, Hospital Acquired Infection, HAI, Antimicrobial Resistance, AMR, Infection Control and Prevention, ICP

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,

Pages: 1215 - 1218

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