Application of Care Bundle Approach for Preventing Device Associated Infections: A Training Program for Pediatric and Neonatal Nurses
Keywords:Pediatric and neonatal intensive care, bundle of care, Nurses performance.
Background: Care bundle implementation as a small set of evidence-based interventions together was
used in this study for giving better outcomes for defined nurses; caring for pediatric and neonatal patients
are faced with increased risks of the device-associated infections and life-threatening conditions during
exposure to many invasive devices in intensive care units.
Objective: To assess the influence of the application of care bundle approach training program on pediatric
and neonatal nurses for preventing device-associated infection.
Methodology: A quasi-experimental study was used. This study was conducted in pediatric and neonatal
intensive care units at Ain Shams University Specialized Hospital (ASUSH) in Cairo.A convenient sample
of 70 nurses were involved for data collection by two method; First: An interviewing questionnaire
divided into two parts: Part 1. Nurses demographic data, Part 2. Assessment of nurses’ knowledge. Second:
Observation checklist for assessing nursing performance regarding the bundle of care.
Results: Less than one quarters (21.40%) of the studied nurses had satisfied knowledge preprogram
intervention, compared with more than 85.70% of them has a satisfied post-program intervention regarding
the level of total knowledge about the bundle of care;Also, 15.70%of the studied nurses had competent total
performance regarding the bundle of care pre-program intervention compared with nearly 72.9%of them had
a competent performance post-program intervention.
Conclusion: Application of training program reported remarkable improvement in pediatric and neonatal
intensive care nurses’ knowledge and performance toward the care bundle approach for preventing deviceassociated
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