Abstract
NURSE’S KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE REGARDING HAND WASHING AT RAJSHAHI MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITAL, RAJSHAHI

Most. Nasrina Parveen*, Sormin Sultana Parvin, Sathi Dastider and Ashees Kumar Saha

ABSTRACT

Hand hygiene is mandatory to prevent the transmission of health care associated infection. Nosocomial infections due to poor hand hygiene are a major cause of increasing morbidity mortality, and health care cost among hospitalized patients worldwide. The descriptive type of cross-sectional study design was used to explore the nurse’s knowledge, and practice regarding hand hygiene for hospitalized patients at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi, Bangladesh from September to November, 2019. Total 150 nurses who were working at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital under Surgery, Orthopaedics and ICU wards and 50 admitted patients had study sample. Purposively type of non-probability sampling technique was followed. Data were collected by face to face interview using semi-structured questionnaire. The study explore that, nurses knowledge about hand wash answered were 44% positive. Knowledge about necessity of hand washing 60% was positive and 30% negative. knowledge about procedure of hand wash is 96% positive and 4% negative, but 84% nurse properly practice hand wash before nursing procedure and 16% do not. 96% nurses have knowledge of correct hand hygiene technique and 4% do not have.

Keywords: Hand wash, Hand hygiene, Knowledge, Practice, Soap water.


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