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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 107) Last page : ( 112)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00026.8

A Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Knowledge on practices regarding Infection control in Paediatric Intensive Care unit among 3rd Year B. Sc. Nursing students, CON-SVIMS, Tirupati

Dr. Padmaja A.1,*, Leelavathi A.2, Rambabu C.2, Kumar K. Sesha2, Bai R. Veena2, Swathi S.2, Kumar P. Anil2

1Professor cum Vice Principal, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

22019 Batch Students, Dept. of Child Health Nursing, College of Nursing, SVIMS, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

*Corresponding Author E-mail: karanipadmaja@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.

Abstract

Introduction

If we talk about infection, it's a separate branch (hospital infection control) which has a key role for the hospital in patient safety. Infection rates are highest in NICUs and paediatric intensive care units (PICUs), higher in paediatric hospitals than on paediatric wards in general hospitals, and lowest (usually less than 1%) in normal newborn nurseries. The nurse plays a critical role in preventing and controlling infectious disease. From day one nursing students learn about and are expected to participate in the infection prevention process

Aim

To assess the knowledge, attitude and knowledge on practices regarding infection control in paediatric intensive care unit among 3rd year B. Sc Nursing students, CON-SVIMS, Tirupati

Method

Descriptive study with total of 50 3rd year B. Sc Nursing students was selected for the study through convenient sampling method. Tool used for the study was self structured multiple choice questionnaire, self-structured dichotomous check list was used to assess their knowledge levels, attitude and knowledge on practices to prevent infection in PICU

Conclusion

The present study concluded that 38% had adequate knowledge regarding infection control in PICU, majority 42% had moderately positive attitude towards infection prevention and 30% had adequate knowledge on practices to prevent infection in PICU. There is a need still, to improve the nursing students knowledge about the infection control includes standard precautions, infection control policy and practices through active teaching method and skill training clinical method.

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Keywords

Infection control, Paediatric Intensive care unit, Nursing students.

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