ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICES, AND ATTITUDE OF HAND HYGIENE AMONG UNIVERSITY NURSING AND OPTOMETRY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THEIR FINAL YEAR OF TRAINING

  • Janitha Plackal Ayyappan Department of Optometry, College Of Health Sciences, University of Buraimi, Al Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman
  • Virgina varghese Department of Nursing, College Of Health Sciences, University of Buraimi, Al Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman
  • Galal Mohammed Ismail College Of Health Sciences, University of Buraimi, Al Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, Hand hygiene, Nursing and optometry, Undergraduate students

Abstract

Safe Hand hygiene practice is considered the most essential component of patient safety. Especially when it comes to health professionals; students are exposed to their clinical practice in the first years of their education. This accelerates the chances of getting infection via cross-transmission of hands through the healthcare worker to the patient is the most common quantitative cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey was carried out to investigate the level of knowledge, practices, and attitude of Hand hygiene among university nursing and optometry undergraduate students in their final year of training. A total of one hundred and forty-three subjects took part in the survey of which 73 nursing students and 70 optometry students. Fisher’s exact test was applied to test the level of Knowledge on practice and attitude. And the correlation coefficient r=-1 to +1   with P>0.05 was obtained. To add, using an observational checklist will be the ideal way to assess the hand hygiene practice in the clinical area. Moreover, add a mandatory component as patient safety into the curricula of the undergraduate students of allied health will enhance patient safety more effectively.

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Published
2021-08-28
How to Cite
Janitha Plackal Ayyappan, varghese, V., & Galal Mohammed Ismail. (2021). ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICES, AND ATTITUDE OF HAND HYGIENE AMONG UNIVERSITY NURSING AND OPTOMETRY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN THEIR FINAL YEAR OF TRAINING. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 21(2), 226-233. https://doi.org/10.37268/mjphm/vol.21/no.2/art.956