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KNOWLEDGE REGARDING INFECTION CONTROL STRATEGIES NURSING STUDENTS IN CLINICAL AREAS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
Satinder Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Pushpa Rani1, Mandeep Kaur and Shatrughan Pareek*
Health care-associated infections, or infections acquired in health-care settings are the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery worldwide. Of every 100 hospitalized patients at any given time, 7 in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one health care-associated infection. The present study was done to assess knowledge and practices of nursing students regarding infection control strategies in clinical areas. Methodology: The present study descriptive cross sectional research design was used to achieve the stated objective. The study population was nursing students of Baba Farid University of health sciences, Faridkot. Samples for present study were Nursing students of University college of Nursing, Faridkot. Sample size was 100 (53 students of B.sc 2nd year & 47 students of B.sc 3rd year). Non probability, convenient sampling technique was used for the selection of 100 nursing students. Results: The majority of participants (83%) were having excellent knowledge followed by 16% students were having good knowledge. Only 1 student was having average knowledge. The chi-square value explored that no demographic variable was statistically significance associated with levels of knowledge. Conclusion: The present study highlighted that student nurses have sound knowledge towards infection control that will be a great help in infection control and prevention of infection within healthcare settings.[Full Text Article] [Download Certificate]