Author(s): Anchal Singh, Rajalakshmi. R, Malarvi Zhi S., K. Ravichandran, Amirtha Santhi S.

Email(s): senthilkumarraji2010@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00058   

Address: Ms. Anchal Singh1, Mrs. Rajalakshmi. R2, Dr. MalarviZhi S.3, Dr. K. Ravichandran4, Dr. Amirtha Santhi S.5
1MSc (N) Student, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India.
2Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India.
3Professor and Head, Dept. of Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India.
4Lecturer, Biostatistician, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India.
5Assistant Professor, Dept of Medical Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 9,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Hand washing is the practice, which keeps the hands free from pathogens or decrease the amount prior to any procedure or touching the patient. Health Care associated infections (HCAIs) are the major cause of morbidity and mortality. Hospital acquired infections posses a very real and serious threat to all who are admitted in hospitals. Evidence based guidelines for Health Care Workers hand hygiene practice exist, but compliance with these are internationally low (Creedon, 2005)1. The design adopted for the study was Descriptive design. The study was conducted in all the General medical and surgical wards. Census method was used to collect the data. 116 nurses were working in general wards of PIMS out of which 113 nurses participated in the study. Among 113 Nurses, 69.9% (79) had average compliance to hand washing practices, 21.2% (24) had good hand washing practices and 8.8% (10) had poor washing practices and the reasons for non-compliance to hand washing practices. 7.1% said they were too busy, 2.7% just forgot and 1.8% said the materials were not available. The results revealed that compliance to hand washing practices was average among nurses and there is a need to reinforce the use of standard hand washing protocols available in their wards.


Cite this article:
Anchal Singh, Rajalakshmi. R, Malarvi Zhi S., K. Ravichandran, Amirtha Santhi S. A Study to Assess Hand washing compliance among nursing professionals in General Wards of Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(3):254-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00058

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Anchal Singh, Rajalakshmi. R, Malarvi Zhi S., K. Ravichandran, Amirtha Santhi S. A Study to Assess Hand washing compliance among nursing professionals in General Wards of Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences. International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management. 2021; 9(3):254-6. doi: 10.52711/2454-2652.2021.00058   Available on: https://ijanm.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-3-6


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