Knowledge of Hand Hygiene Practices among Healthcare workers in Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital of Odisha


Jasashree Choudhury, Anuspandana Mahapatra

Abstract


Background:The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge of hand hygiene of healthcare workers  in the neonatal and paediatric intensive care unit in a tertiary care hospital.

Methods : Study was conducted  to assess  the knowledge of hand hygiene for the five moments of hand hygiene of WHO. Healthcare workers   were given a questionnaire during routine patient care on random basis and the data was collected. Data analysis was   performed using SPSS software version 13.

Results : A total of 50 health care workers  were questioned during the observation period. Answers differed by role: nurses (25) and doctors (10).15 nurses have no knowledge of moments of hand hygiene and were excluded from study. Nurses  were more likely to use soap and water compared to waterless-alcohol-based hand hygiene practices. Doctors were most likely to use alcoholic hand rub.

Conclusion : Though knowledge of  hand hygiene practice  is high ,use of alcohol-based disinfectant was found to be very low compared to soap and water. 

Keywords: Hand hygiene, Health care, Soap and water, Alcohol hand rub.


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Title

Knowledge of Hand Hygiene Practices among Healthcare workers in Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital of Odisha

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i4.16716

Date

01-04-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 4 April 2017 Page: 272-274

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Jasashree Choudhury
Department of pediatrics.IMS & SUM Hospital,BBSR
India

Anuspandana Mahapatra


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