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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 276-281
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.033


Awareness of Infection Control Practices in Health Care Workers in Tertiary Care Hospital
S. Aswathi and P. Neelusree*
Saveetha Medical College, Chennai,India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Healthcare acquired infections also known as nosocomial infection are associated with increased morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients and healthcare workers to an increased risk of infections. This study explores the knowledge and practices of infection control practices among health care workers in Saveetha medical college which is a tertiary care hospital. This is a cross-sectional study. A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed to the study group (of CRRIs and nurses). Data on knowledge and practice of infection control were obtained and analyzed. Study population was selected by convenience sampling. Out of 225 HCW, 88.5% of the respondents had good knowledge and implementation in Hand hygiene. In case of case of personal protective equipment 90.6% of the HCW use disposable masks, this is much more than the usage of disposable aprons and disposable gloves. 99.5% are aware of the management of exposure to blood borne virus. And based on my study 100% are aware of ways of accidental exposure & aware of management of the risks of blood borne virus. 100% of the health care workers in my study are vaccinated against these viruses. 100% of the HCW are aware of the usage of colour coded bins but only 90.6% are using them. Knowledge and awareness of infectious control among health care workers in our hospital is good but the practice is a little less efficient. Training workshop on infection control should be organised for all health care workers to reduce noso-comial infections.


Keywords: Nosocomial infections, Health care worker, Bio medical waste, Hand hygiene, Health care associated infections
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Aswathi, S. and Neelusree, P. 2019. Awareness of Infection Control Practices in Health Care Workers in Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 276-281. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.033