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Knowledge and Practices Regarding Infection, Prevention and Control in Public Hospital of Lahore
Asma Tasleem*, Muhammad Hussain1, Muhammad Afzal1, Syed Amir Gilani 2
1Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
2Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (AHS), The University of Lahore, Pakistan
Background: Infectious patients are admitted to the hospitals and therefore, hospitals have emerged as common place where diseases transmit from one person to another person. Further, these infectious patients serve as a source of infections transmission from patient to patient, nurses and other visitors (Sydnor and Perl, 2011). Further, hospital acquired infections are defined as infections which occur in a patient during the process of care within a hospital which was not present or incubating at the time of admission. Objectives: This study was conducted to assess the knowledge and practices regarding infection prevention and control among the nurses of a public hospital. Methodology: This study was conducted to assess nurse’s level of knowledge and practices of infection prevention and control at Jinnah hospital Lahore. Target population of the current study was 150 nurses of ICU, CCU and surgical and Medical wards of Jinnah Hospital Data is collected from the participant through self-administered questionnaire and the participants are selected through simple random sampling method, the sample size for this study is 150 nurses of different departments.    Results: The current study examines the Knowledge and Control practices of Infection among the Nurses of Public Hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. The results show that the nurses have sufficient knowledge regarding the infection control practices; however, the nurses lack the practices regarding the infection control in the public sector of health. Conclusions: mostly nurses have adequate knowledge of regarding infection control practices. But many nurses have lack of practices reason could lack of recourses non availability of personal protective equipments in public hospital. But with the time nurses are getting more and more knowledge and utilization of excellent practices and learning importance of infection prevention and good health out puts of patients as well as health care providers.
Keywords: infection; Nurses; hospital; health care providers; diseases; prevention; Infectious
Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev.Vol-4, Issue-3: 110-115