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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2004;11(1): 31
일반 병원감염, MRSA 및 VRE 감염관리에 대한 간호사의 인지도와 수행정도 비교연구
유문숙1, 손연정2, 함형미3, 박미미4, 엄애현5
1아주대학교 간호학부
2순천향대학교 간호학과
A Comparative Study of Nurses' Recognition and Practice Level of General Nosocomial Infection, MRSA and VRE Infection Control
Moon-Sook Yoo1, Youn-Jung Son2, Hyoung-Mi Ham3, Mi-Mi Park4, Aee-Hyun Um5
1Department of Nursing, Ajou University
2Department of Nursing, Soonchunhyang University
3Ajou University Hospital
4Ajou University Hospital
5Ajou University Hospital
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe nurses' recognition of, and practice level in management of general nosocomial infections, and methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) infections.
Method: A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Data were collected on June, 2003 from 190 nurses in one university affiliated hospital located in Suwon. Result: The mean score for nurses' recognition of general nosocomial infection control was 3.57, MRSA control was 3.54, and VRE control was 3.86. The mean score on practice for control of general nosocomial infection was 3.19, for MRSA control, 3.20, and for VRE control, 3.63. There were statistically significant relationships between the recognition level and practice level for general nosocomial, MRSA, and VRE infection control. According to the general characteristics of the nurses, the mean scores for both recognition and practice were higher for those nurses who had had infection control education, for those who had worked longer in nursing, and for those who worked in the ICU.
Conclusion: It is suggested that appropriate hospital infection control programs should be developed through continuous education and practice to improve nurses' level of the practice in general infection control, and especially in MRSA and VRE infection control.
Key words: Infection control | Methicillin resistance | Staphylococcus aureus | Vancomycin resistance | Nurse
주요어: 감염통제 | MRSA | VRE | 간호사
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