A Study To Assess The Knowledge & Practices Of Aseptic Techniques Applied In Nursing Practice Among Staff Nurses Working In Selected Hospital ,Ahmednagar

Authors: Pankaj P., Myursing P., Ravi K., Kedari S., Viraj K.,Sarika K., Sujit M., Joshi N.,Babasaheb G., Leena J. ,Mr. NileshMhaske.

VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (2) | Abstractpdf PDF Full Article | DOI:

Abstract:

Background :Aseptic technique is a procedure used by medical staff to prevent the spread of infection. The goal is to reach asepsis, which means an environment that is free of harmful microorganisms. Each healthcare setting has its own set of practices for achieving asepsis.

Aims and Objectives :A Non- experimental; descriptive study designs with cross sectional approach were used to assess the knowledge and practices. The data were collected from 110 staff nurses working Dr. VikhePatil Memorial Hospital at Ahmednagar by stratified sampling technique with using of the structured questionnaires and observational check list. The results were analyzed and interpreted using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results :Findings revealed that overall knowledge mean score was (11.56 ± 2.37) which is 57.80 % of the total score. It interprets that the staff nurses had ‘Good’ level of knowledge of aseptic technique applied in nursing practice. However the overall practices mean score for (YES) was (15.08 ± 4.08) which is 75.40% of the total score. It interprets that the staff nurses maintain ‘Very Good’ practices of aseptic technique applied in nursing practice. However overall practices mean score for NO was(4.97±3.12) which is 24.60%. There was Significant association found between the knowledge and the demographic variables of aseptic technique applied in nursing practice among staff nurses variables like Year of working experience (4.34). There was Significant association found between the practices for (YES) and the demographic variables of aseptic technique applied in nursing practice among staff nurses. Findings revealed that there was significant association found between the practices and the variables like sex (3.88) and professional qualification (3.87).

Conclusion: It is essential to raise awareness about aseptic technique on knowledge and practices while providing nursing care to patients and its impact on health; and develop health seeking behaviors among the patients and caregivers to provide better care andimprove the quality of life.

Key words : Aseptic techniques, Practices.

 

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Pankaj P., Myursing P., Ravi K., Kedari S., Viraj K.,Sarika K., Sujit M., Joshi N.,Babasaheb G., Leena J.,Mhaske N. A Study To Assess The Knowledge & Practices Of Aseptic Techniques Applied In Nursing Practice Among Staff Nurses Working In Selected Hospital , Ahmednagar, VIMSHSJ,(2014),1(2), pp-18-21

 Harvard Style

Pankaj P., Myursing P., Ravi K., Kedari S., Viraj K.,Sarika K., Sujit M., Joshi N.,Babasaheb G., Leena J.,Mhaske N (2014),A Study To Assess The Knowledge & Practices Of Aseptic Techniques Applied In Nursing Practice Among Staff Nurses Working In Selected Hospital , Ahmednagar, VIMS Health Science Journal(VIMSHSJ),1(2), pp-18-21

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Pankaj P., Myursing P., Ravi K., Kedari S., Viraj K.,Sarika K., Sujit M., Joshi N.,Babasaheb G., Leena J.,Mhaske N (2014),A Study To Assess The Knowledge & Practices Of Aseptic Techniques Applied In Nursing Practice Among Staff Nurses Working In Selected Hospital , Ahmednagar, VIMS Health Science Journal(VIMSHSJ),1(2), pp-18-21