A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF HANDWASHING AND ITS IMPLICATION AMONG STAFF NURSES WORKING IN SELECTED UNITS OF BOMBAY HOSPITAL, INDORE (M. P.)
Hand washing for hand hygiene is the act of cleaning the hands with or without the use of water or another liquid, or with the use of soap, for the purpose of removing soil, dirt, and/or microorganisms. The objectives of the study were a) to assess the level of knowledge of the nurses regarding hand washing. b) to assess the practice of nurses in the implication of hand washing. Descriptive research design was used. Sample subjects (N=50) were selected by convenient sampling technique. The duration of study was from 8th January to 12th January 2016. The findings of the study show that mean score of practice related to hand washing among staff nurses was (12.8) & this value indicates that nurses were having good practice regarding hand washing on the basis of score of practice. The data also indicates that median value (13) shows that staff nurses were having good practice of hand washing. The study concluded that staff nurses were having good knowledge and practice skills regarding hand washing.
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