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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 225) Last page : ( 233)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00052.0

A Study to assess the effectiveness of Hands on Clinical Training Program on needle stick injuries and its safety measures among student nurses at SMVNC, Puducherry

Dr. Danasu R., Mr. Rajesh*

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Nursing College, Kalitheerthalkuppam, Puducherry

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rajesh.gopinath642@gmail.com

Online published on 3 January, 2020.

Abstract

Needle stick injuries (NSIs) are wounds caused by needles that accidentally puncture the skin. The goal of reducing needle stick injuries has been launched in many countries and by the organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the International Council of Nurses, and the World Health Organization (WHO). The design adopted was pre experimental one group pre-test and post-test design. The main study was conducted in SMVNC, Puducherry. The period of data collection was six weeks. Totally 400 Student nurses were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Student nurse's knowledge level was assessed with selfprepared questionnaire and checklist is used to assessed the skill of Needle stick injuries and its safety measures. The study result shows that in pre-test, Majority of the student nurses 273 (68.2%) had moderate level of knowledge and 127 (31.8%) had inadequate level of knowledge. The mean and standard deviation of the level of knowledge regarding Needle stick injuries and its related safety measures among student nurses in pre-test is (14.9+4.716). In post-test, Majority of the student nurses 206 (51.5%) had moderate level of knowledge and 194 (48.5%) had adequate level of knowledge. The mean and standard deviation of the level of knowledge regarding Needle stick injuries and its safety measures among student nurses in post-test is (25.0+5.333). In pre-test, Majority of the student nurses 231 (57.8%) had no competent skill and 169 (42.3%) had low competent skill. The mean and standard deviation of the level of skill regarding Needle stick injuries and its related safety measures among student nurses in pre-test is (6.73+2.044). In post-test, Majority of the student nurses158 (39.5%) had low competent skill and 242 (60.5%) had high competent skill. The mean and standard deviation of the level of skill regarding Needle stick injuries and its safety measures among student nurses in post-test is (12.0+1.766).

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Keywords

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International Council of Nurses (ICN), World Health Organization (WHO), Needle stick injuries (NSIs), American Nurses Association (ANA).

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