Title

A study on the degree of compliance to infection control standards of hospital personnel in two selected hospitals in Cavite

Date of Completion

1995

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Infection Control, Personnel, Hospital

Abstract

A descriptive, non-experimental type of research was employed in this study. Using purposive sampling technique, the subjects of this study were the nurses, midwives, and orderlies of two (2) selected hospitals and the researchers themselves. A checklist type of questionnaire was utilized to gather data on the presented problem. Data was analyzed through mean and t-test of independent means. Based on the findings of this study, the researchers concluded that hospital personnel, specifically the nurses and orderlies, of Hospital 1 have a higher degree of compliance with Infection Control Standard as compared to nurses and orderlies of Hospital2. Findings also showed that the midwives of the two (2) hospitals have the same degree of compliance with Infection Control Standard. The researchers concluded that nurses and midwives in Hospital 1 observe the handling of blood and body fluids because these were infectious. They likewise observed handwashing techniques, wearing gloves when touching body fluids, blood and mucous membranes or non-intact skin of all patients and wearing mask and gown during procedures of mucous membranes of mouth, nose and eyes. Nurses of Hospital 1 also observed to have sharp precautions 65-85% of the time such as the use of disposable needles and syringes. They only used sterile needles and one (1) sterile syringe for injection and handled used needles and sharp instruments as infected materials. It can also be concluded that nurses of Hospital 1 follow handling/disposal of infected waste material 65-85% of the time such as refraining from all direct patient care and from handling patient care equipment when there is a presence of exudes of weeping dermatitis. The researchers concluded that orderlies in the two hospitals comply with Laundry and Housekeeping precautions and that the perception of the hospital personnel of the two (2) selected hospitals regarding that degree of compliance to Infection Control Standard is different from the observation of the researchers, where hospital personnel of Hospital 1 and 2 rated their degree of compliance higher than the ratings given by the researchers.

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