Nurses' Performances Regarding Infection Control Standard Precautions at Shar Teaching Hospital in Sulaimani City

Authors

  • Atiya Mohammed College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Sulaymani, Iraq
  • Zanwer Sabir Abdulqadir College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4954-0986

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36321/kjns.vi20232.13299

Keywords:

infection control, Standard precautions, nurses

Abstract

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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Author Biography

Atiya Mohammed, College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Sulaymani, Iraq

Department of Maternal Neonatal Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Sulaymani, Iraq 

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Published

2023-10-07

How to Cite

Mohammed, A., & Abdulqadir , Z. S. (2023). Nurses’ Performances Regarding Infection Control Standard Precautions at Shar Teaching Hospital in Sulaimani City. Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences, 13(2), 17–31. https://doi.org/10.36321/kjns.vi20232.13299

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