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PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH ON INADEQUATE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING UNIVERSAL PRECAUTION AMONG THE STAFF NURSES
*Nafees Ahmed and Sana Usmani
Introduction: Nursing staff play a crucial role in health care delivery and constitute an integral part of Health Care workers (HCW) in any health care setting. In their day-to-day activities, they are exposed to blood and body fluids with the risk of transmission of various blood-borne pathogens. The aim of the problem-solving approach is assess inadequate level of knowledge regarding universal precaution among the staff nurses and reduce the risk of infection. Purpose Universal precaution must be proper taking for protect the environment general public and workers, specially health care workers who are at risk of exposure to Hepatitis B, G and HIV or other disease. Method: A PSA (Problem solving approach) was conducted, using cross sectional survey design among 12 participants, selected by Non-probability, quota sampling method. Self Structured questionnaire was used to collect the data from the Medical and Surgical wards and ICU. Result: The range, median, mean standard deviation of level of knowledge score were 12, 14, 13.42, and 3.72 respectively and this survey showed that hefty (66.7%) participants were having moderate knowledge regarding universal precaution, (25%) participants were having adequate knowledge rest (8.3%) participants were having inadequate knowledge about universal precaution.[Full Text Article]