Abstract
KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE AMONG NURSES REGARDING HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS (HAIS).

Afroja Khatun*, Foyzunnasa, and Most. Rahana Akter

ABSTRACT

Background: Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a hazard despite improvements in the healthcare system. Hospitalized patients are still affected by HAIs, which raises costs as well as morbidity and mortality. Nurses in particular can play a crucial role in the prevention and management of HAIs. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted between November 2018 and January 2019 in the Jashore Medical College Hospital, Jashore, Bangladesh, aim to assess knowledge and practice among nurses regarding hospital-acquired infection, and a non-probability sample of 185 working nurses was selected as study participants. A 45-item questionnaire was used to assess knowledge and practices regarding Hospital-acquired infection control measures among the study subjects. Results: Majority (78%) of the nurse’s level of knowledge of the different HAIs preventive method had fair however, (14%) of the nurse’s level knowledge had poor, and only 8% of the nurse’s level of knowledge of the different HAIs preventive method had good. The results also revealed that the majority (68%) of nurses' overall practices had fair, whereas (22%) of them established good practices and the rest of them (10%) stated poor practices on different infection prevention and control methods. Conclusion: The gaps in nurses' knowledge and practices regarding HAI control measures point to the necessity to develop an HAI-related health care policy and put in place a regular training program to update and refresh those practices.

Keywords: Nurses, knowledge and practice, Hospital-acquired infections, Bangladesh.


[Full Text Article]

Login





Forgot Password  |  Register

Indexing

Best Paper Awards

European Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (EJBPS) will give best paper award in every issue in the form of money along with certificate to promote research activity of scholar.

Best Article of current issue :

Dr. Dhrubo Jyoti Sen

Download Article : Click here

News & Updation

  • EJBPS: AUGUST ISSUE PUBLISHED

    AUGUST 2022 Issue has been successfully launched on 1 August 2022.

  • EJBPS New Impact Factor

    Its our Pleasure to Inform you that EJBPS Impact Factor has been increased from 5.467 to 6.044, due to high quality Publication at International Level.

  • Index Copernicus Value

    EJBPS Received Index Copernicus Value 77.3, due to High Quality Publication in EJBPS at International Level

  • Journal web site support Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Saffari for easy download of article without any trouble.

    .

  • Article Invited for Publication

    Dear Researcher, Article Invited for Publication  in EJBPS coming Issue.

     

UG/PG/Ph.D Research Publication

Research Scholar of UG/PG/Ph.D can Submit their Research Article/Review Article/Case Study/Short Communication for Publication in EJBPS

Downloads

Copyright From

Covering Letter

                        Author Instruction 
 

PLAGERLUM REPORT