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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 331) Last page : ( 336)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00071.X

Effectiveness of Antiseptic soap hand washing on reduction of Bacteriological growth among B. Sc. Nursing Students posted in Medical Ward

Pillai Kavita1, Rashmi2,*

1Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana

2Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rashming714@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.


Hands are regarded as a major source of transmitting infection. It has been estimated that there are not less than 10000 organisms per cm2 of normal skin. This includes both nonpathogenic resident flora as well as pathogenic transient flora. It is well known that hand hygiene is a crucial factor in the control of health care-acquired infections. A pre-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of antiseptic soap hand washing on reduction of bacteriological growth before and after the nursing procedure among B.sc nursing students posted in medical ward of Dr. BRAM Hospital, Raipur (C.G).To assess the bacterial growth before and after routine patient care through swab culture method among B.Sc. nursing students. Objective for the study were to assess the effectiveness of hand washing with Antiseptic soap hand washing in reducing bacterial growth among B.Sc. nursing students and to associate the level of bacteriological growth of the groups with selected sociodemographic variables. One group pre-test post-test design is utilized to achieve the stated objectives. Purposive sampling technique was used for the present study. The sample size was 40 B.Sc. nursing students those who are working in medical ward. The tool used for data collection consisted of self structured questionnaire for demographic data and Rating scale. The findings revealed that soap and water hand washing was effective in reducing the level of bacteriological growth in B.Sc. nursing students working in medical ward. The finding of association between level of bacteriological growth with socio demographic variables reveals that Age group (χ2=3.63) which is Not significant at 0.05 levels of significance whereas for Education before nursing training, (χ2=0.15), Marital status (χ2= 0.05), Sources of information (χ2=1.84), which are not significant at 0.05 level of significance.



Effectiveness, Antiseptic soap hand washing, Bacteriological Growth, Reduction, Medical Ward.


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