معارف وآراء وتطبيقات طاقم التمريض بوحدات الغسيل الكلوي حول وسائل الحماية الشخصية من عدوى المستشفيات

lubna jamal abdulmalek

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study intended to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practice regarding standard precautions about health care-associated infections (HAIs) among hemodialysis nurses in hemodialysis centers in Benghazi.

METHODS: the study was across sectional study carried during the period from 1-3-2014 to 30-9-2014

The data was gathered from hemodialysis nurses in hemodialysis centers in Benghazi by using a questionnaire and by direct interview.

RESULTS: There were a total of 59 hemodialysis nurses in hemodialysis centers in Benghazi. All agree to participate in the study. Although 92%of the nurses knew that their hands can be source of health care-associated infections, but only 52% of nurses washed their hands before contacting another patient.Gloves were actually used by98% of the nurses. 46% of the nurses were usually wearing masks when contacting a patient. Books and journals were the main source of information about (HAI) among 52% of the nurses.

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

The nurses's knowledge of health care-associated infections did not modify their adherence to hand hygiene practices.This study recommend training  programmes for hemodialysis nurses about  promoting higher hand hygiene standards and the potential use ofpersonal protective measures during their shifts in hemodialyais centers.

Keywords: Hemodialysis, Nurses, Health care associated infections (HAI)

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