KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WITH REGARD TO NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS AT A MEDICAL COLLEGE AT GOA, INDIA--A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

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Date: Mar. 25, 2019
Publisher: Akshantala Enterprises Private Limited
Document Type: Report
Length: 2,736 words
Lexile Measure: 1600L

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BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections (NI) are acquired during hospitalization which are not present at the time of admission to a hospital. Present study is aimed at bridging this knowledge gap which will benefit the policy makers to safeguard health of professionals and patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on a purposive sample of 100 doctors. The data was obtained in the form of self-administered questionnaire. RESULTS All participants were familiar with NI. UTI (28%) was reported as commonest NI. Pseudomonas (28%) was identified as commonest causative agent of NI. 94% medical professionals believed that they need training in NI. 78% of medical professionals reported regular hand washing before and after examination of patient. CONCLUSION Doctors who participated in study had excellent knowledge about the NI. Some deficiencies in the practices such as not ensuring sterile conditions, exiting operation room along with sterile footwear were of concern. KEY WORDS Nosocomial Infections, Hospital Acquired Infections, Knowledge, Practices, Doctors, Goa, India

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