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“Effectiveness of educational programme using simulation on preventing blood culture contamination for nursing personnel in a selected hospital at Mangalore”.

*, Christopher Sudhaker and Paula, Lolita Reshma D' and *, Krupavenu S. Harugoppa (2011) “Effectiveness of educational programme using simulation on preventing blood culture contamination for nursing personnel in a selected hospital at Mangalore”. RGUHS Journal of Nursing Sciences, 1 (1).

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Abstract

Blood for culture is probably the most important specimen for the diagnosis and treatment of systemic infection. Currently it is not possible to eliminate blood-culture contamination, however many interventions have been shown to reduce contamination rates. This study attempts to evaluate the effect of simulation based educational intervention to improve the knowledge and skill of nurses, thereby minimize the incidence of contamination of blood culture. Data was collected from 20 nurses from KMC hospital, Mangalore using the knowledge questionnaire and their skill was observed using an observation checklist. The result showed that there is a significant difference between pretest and post test knowledge and skill. Thus the study has shown that simulation can be an effective teaching strategy to reduce the contamination during collection and transport of blood culture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood culture contamination, Simulation based education
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Mangalore
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 06:45
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 06:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1603

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