Level of knowledge on evidence-based infection control and influencing factors on performance among nurses in intensive care unit

Jae Yong Yoo, Eui Geum Oh, Hea Kung Hur, Mona Choi

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Abstract

Purpose: This study was to identify the level of knowledge and performances on evidence-based infection control and influencing factors on performance among nurses in intensive care unit. Methods: A descriptive crosssectional survey design was used. Two hundred thirty-nine nurses at intensive care units were conveniently recruited from seven hospitals located in Seoul and Kyounggi province. Data were collected with a questionnaire survey about evidence-based infection control. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 17.0 program. Results: Both level of knowledge (mean 9.15 out of 19) on preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia and central venous catheter induced bloodstream infection, and performance on evidence-based infection control (1.94 out of 4) were moderate. Performance of evidence-based practice for infection control was related to reading research articles regularly, professional satisfaction, and taken education course. Conclusion: These results indicate that systematic and organizational strategies for enhancing evidence-based infection control are needed to improve quality of intensive nursing care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-243
Number of pages12
JournalKorean Journal of Adult Nursing
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

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