Knowledge on infection control measures among health care workers in hemodialysis unit of a tertiary care hospital

Jackline, Prathibha and Josphine, Daisy Lobo and Nayak, Shalini G and Vandana, KE (2018) Knowledge on infection control measures among health care workers in hemodialysis unit of a tertiary care hospital. Medico-Legal Update, 18 (1). pp. 225-227. ISSN 0971-720X

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Abstract

Hemodialysis patients as well as the healthcare workers of dialysis unit are vulnerable to contracting healthcare associated infections in view of frequent and prolonged exposure to many contaminants in the dialysis environment. Objectives : The study aimed to assess the knowledge of practice among healthcare workers regarding infection control measures. Methods : A quantitative approach with a descriptive design was adopted. The demographic proforma, structured knowledge of practice questionnaire on infection control measures in dialysis unit were used to collect the data in January 2017. A total of 50 healthcare workers were enrolled in the study based on enumerative sampling in the study. Results : The results showed that majority healthcare workers 39 (78%) had good knowledge of practice on infection control measures in dialysis. Conclusion : Health care workers in dialysis environment is very much susceptible for contracting infections hence they should possess good knowledge. This study findings also revealed that healthcare workersin the present study setting had good knowledge of infection control measures in dialysis unit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare workers; knowledge; infection control measures; dialysis unit.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 05:57
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 05:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147843

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