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Abstract

IMPACT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON KNOWLEDGE OF UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS AMONG HEALTH CARE STAFF OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF SOUTH GUJARAT

Kamlesh Shah*, Baria Hinal, Alka Nerurkar and Diwarkar Sharma

ABSTRACT

Back ground: Health care workers often exposed to various infections during the course of patient care. Correct and adequate knowledge regarding practice of universal precautions can effectively prevent health care associated infections. Materials and methods: An interventional study done among paramedical and other staff involved in patient care, of tertiary care hospital from 9 may 2016 -10 may 2016. Training on universal precaution was conducted for the participants in two batches. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used for selection of study sample. total 178 participants before the intervention and 171 participants post training were included in the study to test the knowledge of Universal Precautions, as 7 staff members were drop out in post training sessions. The participants consisted of nurses, lab technician and class four workers. Data was collected before and after the intervention using a semi-structured questionnaire consisting of questions related to demographic characteristics and knowledge regarding Universal precautions. Verbal informed consent was obtained from participants. Questionnaire was administered before and after training sessions. Statistical analysis: Frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation were calculated. Results: 1) In our study the mean pretest and post test knowledge score was 9.89 and 11.83 respectively. The difference between pre and post intervention score was 1.94. So after the intervention the knowledge of the health care staff increased by 20%. Conclusion: Educational interventions in form of trainings were found effective in increasing the knowledge of universal precautions and its practices in the paramedical and staff associated with patient care.

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