Abstract

The aim of was to analyzing the infection control practices in the Orthopedic department of a tertiary care hospital of South India. Methods: A total of 535 events were observed using structured observation checklist through participatory observation in this descriptive cross sectional study. The events were observed by the researchers during the patient care activities. Ethical clearance and consent was obtained. Results: Hand disinfection before the procedure was 54.4% and 75.5% after the procedure. Performing hand washing techniques was better with soap and water than using a sanitizer. Use of personal protective equipment, personal factors and removal of jewellery were good (above 80.8%). The compliance towards infection control practices during the various procedures ranged from 74.6% to 97.7%. Conclusion: Compliance towards infection control practices was good except for hand disinfection. The hand wash is key element in infection control. Therefore, behavioral change intervention may be useful in improving the compliance to hand washing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019

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Hand Disinfection
Tertiary Healthcare
Infection Control
Tertiary Care Centers
Compliance
Orthopedics
Jewelry
Observation
Soaps
Checklist
India
Patient Care
Hand
Cross-Sectional Studies
Research Personnel
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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