International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2017)

A study to assess the knowledge regarding hand hygiene practices among the staff nurses of general wards of bharati hospital, Pune


Shanta De, Delphine Gonsalves, Babugiri Goswami, Pragnesh Gamit

Nurses are the ‘nucleus of the health care system’ as they spend maximum time giving care to patients. Therefore, hand hygiene is recognized as an essential practice among staff nurses in preventing transmission of nosocomial infection among patients1. An exploratory study was conducted to assess the hand hygiene practices among 100 staff nurses, identified from a multispecialty hospital using non-probability purposive sampling technique from a crowd with maximum experience of 1-10 years including both male and female staff nurses. The knowledge of the nurses was assessed with a set of questionnaire and item analysis was done. Findings of the study revealed that 55% of staff nurses had average knowledge and 27% staff nurses has good knowledge regarding hand hygiene practices, yet there is a large group of staff nurses (i.e 18%) who had knowledge of hand hygiene below the average.2 These categories of nurses provide regular patient care and practice various nursing procedures. They are at risk of developing and spreading nosocomial infection.
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Shanta De, Delphine Gonsalves, Babugiri Goswami, Pragnesh Gamit. A study to assess the knowledge regarding hand hygiene practices among the staff nurses of general wards of bharati hospital, Pune. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 138-140
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development