Date of Completion

7-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Grade 12

Keywords

occupational-related exposure, infection control measures, intensive care units, compliance, ICU nurses

Abstract

The study aimed to correlate the compliance of nurses in the different ICUs to their incidences of occupational-related exposure in De La Salle University Medical Center (DLSUMC). It also determined the relationship between incidence and compliance separately towards the different ICUs. The data was collected through a questionnaire and analyzed through a Pearson chi-square test and frequency. Out of the 44 responses, results showed that ICU nurses in DLSUMC were highly compliant to different infection control measures. However, the relationship between the compliance of nurses in infection control measures towards the incidence of occupational-related exposure was found to be non-significant. The significant value for each occupational-related exposure are as follows: incurrence of needle stick or sharp-related injury (sig. 0.139>0.05), incurrence of splashing or mucosal injury (sig. 0.969>0.05) and exposure to communicable diseases without proper protection (sig. 0.139>0.05). Meanwhile, the relationship between the departments of the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and incidence of occupational-related exposure among nurses was found to be significant since significant value was (sig. 0.000

First Advisor

James P. Rapanut

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