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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2010;17(1): 73
중환자실 간호사의 표준주의에 대한 지식과 이행도
조귀래1, 최정실2
1국민건강보험공단 요양급여실
2상지대학교 간호학과
Knowledge of and Compliance with Standard Precautions by Nurses in Intensive Care Unit
Gwi-Lae Cho1, Jeong-Sil Choi2
1Department of Long-term Care Benefits, National Health Insurance Corporation
2Department of Nursing, Sangji University
Purpose: This study was done to identify the intensive care unit nurses' knowledge of and compliance with the standard precautions (universal precaution) as stated in infection control guidelines.
Method: From September 14 to September 28, 2006, data were collected via a questionnaire survey from 189 Intensive Care Unit nurses working at three university branch hospitals and one general hospital in Gyeonggi province.
Results: The mean knowledge score was 18.8/20.0 (93.9%). The mean compliance score was 3.4/4.0 (85.8%). Two factors influencing compliance were perception of the standard precautions and experience of needle stick injuries over the past year (p<.05). Two factors influencing knowledge were support of co-workers in the use of protective devices and the availability of hand-washing device or waterless alcohol gel (p<.05).
Conclusion: In order to improve knowledge and compliance with standard precautions, all factors of importance for knowledge and compliance must be taken into consideration in the clinical work place and in education.
Key words: Universal Precautions | Knowledge | Compliance | Infection Control
주요어: 표준주의 | 지식 | 이행도 | 감염관리