Nurses’ Knowledge on Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in a Selected Hospital of MangaluruFunding None.
Introduction Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is one of the most common health care–acquired infections encountered in clinical practice. The most important predisposing factor for CAUTI is the insertion and prolonged use of indwelling urinary catheter, which has been performed by unsterile technique, and by not taking adequate measures to maintain cleanliness of the catheter. This study aimed to assess the knowledge on prevention of CAUTI among staff nurses in a selected hospital of Mangaluru.
Materials and Methods Staff nurses working in medical college hospital with National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers accreditation were included in this cross-sectional descriptive study. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess nurses’ knowledge on CAUTI. Frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Chi-square test were used for association.
Results Majority of nurses (80.85%) had average knowledge on prevention of CAUTI, whereas 11.2% nurses had low knowledge and few (7.231%) nurses had high knowledge regarding CAUTI. Association was found between knowledge and age (0.013), educational qualification (0.018), and encounter with patients with CAUTI (0.00) is <0.05, at 0.05 level of significance
Conclusion Pooled results showed that majority of the nurses had average knowledge on prevention of CAUTI.
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