International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 8, Part M (2015)
Effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding infection control measures
Devi Rimpi, Kodi Malar, N Sembian
Neonatal intensive care units are vulnerable to outbreaks and sporadic incidents infections are determined by the degree of immature of the neonatal immune system. Infection control is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection. Practices or technique that control or prevent risk of infection help to protect health care workers from disease. By practicing infection techniques, the nurse can avoid spreading microorganisms and can protect herself. The mean difference between the pre-test and post-test knowledge score was 5.85.It was statistically significant at the level of 0.05 level of significance. In post-test the highest mean knowledge score was in the area of disinfection and sterilization of equipment i.e. 7.92 with mean percentage 36.66%.The mean difference between the pre-test and post-test practice score was 12.61.In Post-test the highest mean practice score was in the area of personal protective measures was 64.28 indicating having good practice in this area and lowest mean percentage was in the area of ‘bio medical waste management’ i.e. 7.18.There was low positive correlation between knowledge and practice score i.e. 0.386*. Planned teaching programme was effective to improve the knowledge and practice of nurses regarding infection control measures in NICU.
How to cite this article:
Devi Rimpi, Kodi Malar, N Sembian. Effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding infection control measures. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(8):815-817.