A Study to Assess The Knowledge and Practice among Nurse on Infection Control Measures in Pediatric Unit at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science, Puducherry
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Health can be neither be demanded nor given, it can be neither be bought, nor sold; but the circumstances and services that are prerequisite to health can certainly be demanded and received as a right1.
1. To assess the level of knowledge on infection control measures among nurses2. To assess the level of practice on infection control measures among nurses3. To correlate the knowledge and practice on infection control measures among nurses4. To associate the knowledge and practice of nurses with selected demographic variables. Conceptual framework for the study has been based on the “Ludwig von Bertalanffy general system theory9. Research design used for the study is descriptive design8. The convenience sampling technique has been used to choose the sample8. Pilot study was conducted in pediatric ICU Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science. The Population for this study consisted of 60 nurses the study was conducted in Pediatric Units Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science. The tools used for data collection were demographic variables, structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge and Observational checklist for practice.
The knowledge level of nurses as assessed with questionnaire. Among the 60 nurses, only 23.3% had adequate knowledge. The rest (78%) did not have adequate knowledge and for the practice of nurses (57%) of the nurses had adequate practice. Few (43%) did not have adequate practice. The correlation showed there is a weak negative significant correlation between knowledge and practice among nurses on infection control measures. The chi-square test revealed that at p<0.05there is association between knowledge of nurses and classes attended on infection control within one month and there is association between practice of nurses to their current area of experience.
The knowledge level of nurses as assessed with questionnaire. Among the 60 nurses, only 23.3% had adequate knowledge. The rest 78% did not have adequate knowledge. The practice of nurses observed on infection control measures 57% of the nurses had adequate practice. Few 43% did not have adequate practice.
Knowledge, Practice, Nurses, Infection, Control measures.