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Compliance with standard precautions among baccalaureate nursing students in a Saudi university: A self-report study.

Published on Jul 1, 2017in Journal of Infection and Public Health2.49
· DOI :10.1016/j.jiph.2016.06.005
Paolo C. Colet7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University),
Jonas Preposi Cruz7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University)
+ 2 AuthorsSheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam18
Estimated H-index: 18
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Summary Meticulous observance of standard infection control precautions by health care providers is strongly recommended for every patient encounter. Assessment of nursing students’ compliance should be carried out regularly in order to ensure adherence to protocols. Thus, this study was conducted to assess self-reported compliance with standard precautions among baccalaureates in nursing students in a Saudi university. A convenience sample of 236 nursing students was surveyed in this cross-sectional, self-reported study, using the Compliance with Standard Precaution Scale Arabic version (CSPS-A). Independent t -test and one-way analyses of variance (ANOVA) were performed to examine the differences on compliance. A multiple regression analysis was performed to identify the factors affecting compliance. The overall compliance rate was 61.0%. The students reported highest compliance in disposing used sharp instruments and other sharp objects into sharps-only boxes, while the lowest compliance rate in using water only for hand washing. Significant differences in compliance were observed when respondents were grouped according to their demographic characteristics. Cultivating a supportive culture of adherence to infection control precautions among nursing students is of paramount importance. The clinical environment should be supportive of a culture where strict compliance with the control and prevention of infection is of prime importance.
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Published on Sep 1, 2016in Journal of Infection and Public Health2.49
Jonas Preposi Cruz7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University),
Paolo C. Colet7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University)
+ 3 AuthorsCharlie P. Cruz4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UW: University of Wyoming)
Summary Strict compliance with standard precautions (SPs) is warranted to ensure the safety of patients in healthcare facilities. Nursing students (NSs), who are regarded as nurses in training, potentially play a role in cross-contamination in the hospital. NSs are also at high risk of acquiring infections in cases of ineffective compliance with SPs. Thus, an assessment of NSs’ compliance with SPs should be conducted on a regular basis, which necessitates a valid and reliable tool. This study wa...
Published on Jul 1, 2016in Journal of Infection and Public Health2.49
Jonas Preposi Cruz7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University),
Meshrif Ahmad Bashtawi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Shaqra University)
Summary Hand hygiene is an important component of infection control, which is critical to ensuring patients’ safety in hospitals. Nursing students are regarded as healthcare workers in training and can also be vehicles of cross-contamination within the hospital. Thus, this study aimed to identify the predictors of hand hygiene practice among Saudi nursing students. A descriptive, cross-sectional, self-reported study was conducted among 198 Saudi nursing students. Knowledge, attitude, and practic...
Published on Apr 1, 2016in Journal of Hospital Infection3.70
A.J. Hessels1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Columbia University),
Elaine Larson69
Estimated H-index: 69
(Columbia University)
Standard precaution (SP) adherence is universally suboptimal, despite being a core component of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) prevention and healthcare worker (HCW) safety. Emerging evidence suggests that patient safety climate (PSC) factors may improve HCW behaviours. Our aim was to examine the relationship between PSC and SP adherence by HCWs in acute care hospitals. A systematic review was conducted as guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis. ...
Published on Dec 16, 2015in International Journal of Infection Control
Jonas Preposi Cruz7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University),
Charlie P. Cruz4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Abdullah Suleiman Diab Al-Otaibi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Shaqra University)
Hand hygiene is a very simple set of procedure but has a great impact to health. It is the most common method of infection control in any health care setting and is a fundamental element of patient safety. Student nurses have direct contact to patients and other members of the healthcare team during their tour of duty. Thus, it is essential to evaluate their knowledge, attitude, practice and performance of hand hygiene and understand the differences between genders. This cross-sectional study wa...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Nurse Education Today2.44
Omar M. AL-Rawajfah5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Al al-Bayt University),
Ahmad Tubaishat8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Al al-Bayt University)
Summary Background The main purpose of this web-based survey was to evaluate Jordanian nursing students' knowledge and practice of standard precautions. Methods A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used. Six public and four private Jordanian universities were invited to participate in the study. Approximately, seventeen hundred nursing students in the participating universities were invited via the students' portal on the university electronic system. For schools without an electronic syste...
Published on Jul 1, 2015in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Kin Cheung9
Estimated H-index: 9
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
Chi Keung Chan1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 6 AuthorsHiu Man Mak1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital)
Background We aimed to investigate the frequency of standard precautions (SPs) compliance and the factors affecting the compliance among nursing students (NSs). Methods A cross-sectional survey study guided by the health belief model was conducted in 2009. The study questionnaire is valid (content validity index, 0.81) and reliable (Cronbach α range, 0.65-0.94). Results There were 678 questionnaires analyzed, with a response rate of 68.9%. The mean frequency score of SPs compliance was 4.38 ± 0....
Published on Jul 1, 2015in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Fernanda Maria Vieira Pereira7
Estimated H-index: 7
(USP: University of São Paulo),
Simon Ching Lam10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Open University of Hong Kong)
+ 2 AuthorsElucir Gir22
Estimated H-index: 22
(USP: University of São Paulo)
The Standard Precautions (SP) are measures to reduce the risk of transmission of bloodborne and other pathogens, and should be used by health professionals in the care of all patients regardless of their condition of infection. However, suboptimal compliance with SP has been consistently reported in the nursing literature. This study evaluated the differences of compliance with SP among nurses from Brazil and Hong Kong. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2 countries—Hong Kong and Brazil...
Published on Jun 1, 2015in Asian Nursing Research1.26
Kyung Mi Kim2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Hyunjin Oh6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Gachon University)
summary Purpose: During clinical placements, nursing students who come into close contact with patients and provide nursing interventions may be exposed to harmful pathogens. However, little is known about nursing students' experiences with standard precautions (SP) in clinical settings. Methods: We conducted interviews with six focus groups of nursing students (n ¼ 38) from two universities in South Korea. The focus group interviews each took 90e120 minutes and included 6e7 participants from tw...
Published on Dec 1, 2014in BMC Nursing
Brett G Mitchell14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Avondale College),
Richard Say2
Estimated H-index: 2
(RMIT: RMIT University)
+ 3 AuthorsLucinda Matheson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Avondale College)
Background In recent year, national bodies have been actively addressing the increasing concern on the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The current study measures the knowledge, intentions and beliefs of third-year Australian nursing students on key infection prevention and control (IPC) concepts.
Published on Jul 1, 2014in American Journal of Infection Control1.97
Ilana Livshiz-Riven6
Estimated H-index: 6
(BGU: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev),
Ronit Nativ7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 2 AuthorsOfra Anson22
Estimated H-index: 22
(BGU: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Background Partial compliance of health care workers with standard precaution (SP) guidelines has been extensively documented. The aim of this study was to describe the development of nursing students' intentions to comply with SPs. Methods Prospective cohort study. Two consecutive classes of a 4-year bachelor of nursing program completed questionnaires 3 times. The transtheoretical model of change was used to describe the change in intentions to comply with SPs. Factor analysis displayed 2 beha...
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Published on Jul 1, 2019in Nurse Education Today2.44
Regie B. Tumala1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KSU: King Saud University),
Joseph U. Almazan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Majmaah University)
+ 6 AuthorsJonas Preposi Cruz7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Shaqra University)
Abstract Background The risk of acquiring and spreading infection must be minimized in nursing students because they are exposed to healthcare-associated infections during clinical training. To achieve this goal, students should be knowledgeable and competent in infection control practice before proceeding to their training hospitals. Objectives This study assessed the nursing students' perception of the infection prevention climate in training hospitals in Saudi Arabia. It also examined the pre...
Published on May 22, 2019in Southern African Journal of Hiv Medicine1.37
Sunday J. Aigbodion1
Estimated H-index: 1
(AN: RAND Corporation),
Sunday J. Aigbodion (AN: RAND Corporation)+ 0 AuthorsAbdullah Ebrahim Laher3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of the Witwatersrand)
Background: Healthcare workers (HCWs) are constantly vulnerable to occupational blood and body fluid exposures (OBBFEs). Exposed HCWs experience emotional, physical and psychological trauma. Less experienced HCWs, such as intern doctors, are more prone to OBBFEs. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and practices pertaining to OBBFEs amongst a select group of intern doctors in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Methods: A quantitative cross-sectional descriptive...
Daniele Donati1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Valentina Biagioli4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 2 AuthorsDaniela Tartaglini1
Estimated H-index: 1
Background: The compliance with Standard Precautions (SPs) guidelines, as a primary strategy for the prevention of healthcare associated infections, is still suboptimal among healthcare providers. However, no instrument measuring nurses’ compliance with SPs is available in Italian. This study aims to assess the validity and reliability of the Compliance with Standard Precaution Scale–Italian version (CSPS-It) among clinical nurses. Methods: The study consisted of two phases: (1) translation and ...
Published on Mar 1, 2018in Journal of Nursing Scholarship2.54
Paolo C. Colet7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NU: Nazarbayev University),
Jonas Preposi Cruz7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Union Christian College, Merom)
+ 3 AuthorsCharlie P. Cruz4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Lyceum of the Philippines University)
This study investigated the staff nurses' perception of the infection prevention climate and its predictors in two hospitals.This is a cross-sectional study employing a convenience sample of 224 staff nurses at two general hospitals in Riyadh province.The study utilized a two-part questionnaire that captures respondents' characteristics and the validated tool on Leading a Culture of Quality for Infection Prevention (LCQ-IP). Both descriptive and inferential statistics were utilized accordingly.T...
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