Best Paper Award, Silver
Mrs. Sadia Akram Shakil
Theme of Conference: The Power of Academic Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy
Article Topic: Acute Kidney Injury
governments and regulatory bodies are much concerned on the impact created by
health care associated infections. Not only most of these are preventable but
also puts a lot of pressure in terms of the associated morbidity, mortality and
cost of treatment.
World Health Organization
recommends hand hygiene as the most important way to control the hospital
infections. Nurses and other healthcare members play a vital role in patient
care delivery, so it imperative that they are updated with information
pertaining to hand hygiene and other infection control measures.
This study will aim in
determining the nurses' knowledge on hand hygiene and the individual and
organizational predictors. This descriptive and cross-sectional study was
conducted in Lifecare hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The participants surveyed in
this study were 150 nurses who were invited by census sampling method. A
questionnaire was prepared which was reviewed for its validity and reliability
before provided to the participants. Statistical Package for Social Sciences
SPSS version 13 by descriptive statistics and pearson correlation test,
independent samples t-test, One-way ANOVA were used for the quantitative
Multiple linear regressions
was used for multivariable explanation of nurses' knowledge based on
independent variables. The results were promising with most of the nurses
having an acceptable level of knowledge on hand hygiene.
Work experience and previous
training played an important role in predicting the knowledge of nurses. As a
conclusion a recommendation was made for revising the educational curriculum of
the infection control committee.