Yahya Khamis Ahmed Almualm*
Associate Professor, Community Health Nursing Department, Hadhramout University, Yemen
*Corresponding Author: Yahya Khamis Ahmed Almualm, Associate Professor, Community Health Nursing Department, Hadhramout University, Yemen.
Received: September 22, 2021; Published: October 28, 2021
Background and objectives: Nosocomial infection (NI) which also called ―hospital- acquired or health care associated infection (HCAI)‖ is a serious public health issue affecting hundreds of millions of people every year worldwide. The research including, nursing staff working in governmental hospital in Mukalla city.
Aim of this Study: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of the nursing staff about Nosocomial Infection Control in Governmental Hospitals, Mukalla city, Yemen.
Setting: The carried out in Mukalla city-Yemen. Design: Survey research (cross sectional) design.
Sample: Based on a convenience sampling sample of the total numbers of nurses working in the Mukalla governmental hospitals 124 nurses was selected
Materials and Methods: The sample of the study consisted of 124 (males and females) nurses working in Mukalla governmental hospitals, Yemem.
Parts of the Study: Data collected by using structured self- administered questionnaire consisted of three tools: tool (a): Nurses's knowledge regarding Nosocomial infection control (b): knowledge about attitude toward Nosocomial infection control. Tool (c): knowledge about practice of Nosocomial infection.
Results: The study concluded that the overall the majority of nurses (54.3%) in knowledge, (86.5%) in knowledge of attitude and (62.5%) in knowledge of practice at a good level regarding nosocomial infection control and prevention policies procedures and principles.
Conclusion:This study found that participants had good knowledge, attitude and practice toward regarding nosocomial infection control.
Recommendations: Continuous and repeated training and health education guide on regarding nosocomial infection control. frequent workshops and seminars should be organized in order to provide up-to-date knowledge about nosocomial infection control and means of infection prevention among Mukalla Governmental hospitals.
Keywords:Attitude; Knowledge; Practice; Governmental Hospitals; Nurses; Nosocomial Infection Control/p>
Citation: Khamis Ahmed Almualm. “Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAPs) of Nurses About Nosocomial Infection Control in Governmental Hospital at Mukalla City, Hadhramout".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 5.11 (2021): 91-100..
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