Practice and Perceived Barriers among Health Care Workers to Control Infection in Dialysis Unit

Jackline, Prathibha and Lobo, Daisy Josphine and Nayak, Shalini G and Vandana, KE (2020) Practice and Perceived Barriers among Health Care Workers to Control Infection in Dialysis Unit. Medico-Legal Update, 20 (1). pp. 165-169. ISSN 0971-720X

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Abstract

Aim: Study investigated the practices and perceived barriers towards infection control measures among healthcare workers in the dialysis unit.Method: Descriptive survey design was adopted. Data was collected by administering checklist on barriers towards infection control measures in dialysis unit among 50 healthcare workers and 602 events on infection control measures in dialysis unit was observed using observation checklist. Findings: The study findings revealed that majority of healthcare workers perceived that wash basin for hand washing is away from patient area, lack of appropriate staffing, high work load, washing agents cause irritation to my hands, nobody checks, too busy, not following infection control measures in dialysis unit as the barrier and healthcare workers were not following all the infection control measures in dialysis unit.Conclusions: This study indicates that majority healthcare workers did not follow infection control measures in dialysis unit. It is alarming and mandates the need for reinforcing the healthcare workers to follow the infection control measures which can prevented healthcare associated infections in the unit. Healthcare associated infection are the most common cause preventable infections in patients undergoing dialysis

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infection Control nursing; Dialysis; Practice; Barriers; Healthcare workers; Hand hygiene; Hospital infection management; Reuse
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Fundamentals of Nursing
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 04:15
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2020 04:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155629

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