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IMPACT OF PLANNED TEACHING PROGRAM ON STAFF NURSES REGARDING PREVENTION OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION
Mukesh Singh, Sunil Kumar, Shatrughan Pareek*
Introduction: Application of indwelling catheter can lead to complications. Most commonly catheter is associated with urinary tract infections. Duration of catheterization is the major risk factor. The present study was conducted with aim to evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching program in terms of knowledge of staff nurses regarding prevention of urinary tract infection in patients with indwelling catheter. Methodology: Quantitative research approach and quasi-experimental design with one group pre-test and post-test were adopted for the study. The study was carried out among 60 staff nurses at B.M.C.H.R.C., Hospital, Jaipur. Results: The findings highlighted that during pre test, majority of the nurses (83%) having average knowledge while after implementation of PTP, most of the nurses (86%) have good level of knowledge regarding prevention of UTI. Pretest knowledge score was 13.50±3.735 and posttest knowledge score was 23.32±4.446. The obtained value (11.742) was higher than the tabulated value (1.97), which indicates that intervention was significant at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: Pre- test findings showed that knowledge of nurses regarding prevention of UTI was average. While, the administration of Plan teaching programme helped the staff nurses to understand more regarding prevention of UTI infection.[Full Text Article]