Nurses' Performances Regarding Infection Control Standard Precautions at Shar Teaching Hospital in Sulaimani City
Keywords:infection control, Standard precautions, nurses
Background: Standard precautions include hand washing, protective equipment, respiratory hygiene, sharps safety, injection techniques, patient care, waste disposal, and disinfected surfaces for infection control.
Aim: the study aimed to evaluate Nurses' Performances Regarding Infection Control Standard Precautions, and the Association between the Practices of Nurses and Sociodemographic Characteristics.
Methods: This study used a descriptive observational design to study 212 nurses in all departments at Shar Teaching Hospital in Sulaimani. A probability-based sampling method was used, and data were collected from March 15, 2022, to September 20, 2022. The questionnaire involved questions about the nurses' demographics and their work environment.
Results: The result of the study indicates that (39.6%) of the nurses have good performance regarding infection control standard precautions, and there was a statistically significant association between nursing performance concerning age, level of education and employment
Conclusion: only half of the participants had good infection control practices. Factors that affected this level of practice were found.
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