A Descriptive Correlational Survey to Assess the Knowledge Related to Prevention of Nosocomial Infections and Selected Practices among Staff Nurses in a Selected Hospital of New Delhi

Authors

  • Geetanjali1, Cimil Babu2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1109

Keywords:

Knowledge, selected practices and staff nurses

Abstract

A Descriptive Correlational Survey to assess the knowledge related to prevention of Nosocomial Infections
and selected practices among staff nurses in selected nursing care units of a selected Hospital of New
Delhi. The objectives of the study were to assess knowledge and selected practices of staff nurses regarding
prevention of nosocomial infections, to seek relationship between knowledge and hand washing practice, to
seek relationship between knowledge and IV injection practice and to seek association between knowledge,
hand washing practice and IV injection practice with their demographic variables. 60 staff nurses were
selected by using convenient sampling. A knowledge questionnaire and two observational checklists were
developed to determine the knowledge and selected practices related to hand washing and IV injection
procedure. Knowledge questionnaire consisted of 30 items and two observational checklists for hand
washing procedure consisted of 12 items and IV injection procedure consisted of 21 items. After obtaining
permission from Administrative and Ethical committee, the data collection was done in the month of Dec.-
Jan. The findings of the study revealed that mean percentage of knowledge seen (62.73%), mean percentage
of hand washing practice seen (61.42%) and mean percentage of IV injection practice seen (53.19%). Karl
Pearson correlation was used to check the relationship between knowledge and selected practices showed
there was no significance between knowledge and practice scores. Statistical significance were only found
between knowledge scores with variable like no. of times attended in service education but there was no
significance found with other variables. Also, there was statistical significance found between hand washing
practice and IV injection practice with variable like current area of posting but there was no association
found with other variables. Based on the findings, recommendations proposed for future research.

Author Biography

Geetanjali1, Cimil Babu2

1PG Tutor, Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Budhera-Gurugram, Haryana, 2Professor,
Department of Obstetrics & G1PG Tutor, Faculty of Nursing, SGT University, Budhera-Gurugram, Haryana, 2Professor,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Holy Family College of Nursing, New Delhiynecological Nursing, Holy Family College of Nursing, New Delhi

Published

2020-05-22

How to Cite

Geetanjali1, Cimil Babu2. (2020). A Descriptive Correlational Survey to Assess the Knowledge Related to Prevention of Nosocomial Infections and Selected Practices among Staff Nurses in a Selected Hospital of New Delhi. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 240-244. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i2.1109