Practice and perceived barriers among health care workers to control infection in dialysis unit

Jackline Prathibha, Daisy Josphine Lobo, Shalini G. Nayak, K. E. Vandana

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Aim: Study investigated the practices and perceived barriers towards infection control measures among healthcare workers in the dialysis unit. Method: Descriptive survey design was adopted. Data was collected by administering checklist on barriers towards infection control measures in dialysis unit among 50 healthcare workers and 602 events on infection control measures in dialysis unit was observed using observation checklist. Findings: The study findings revealed that majority of healthcare workers perceived that wash basin for hand washing is away from patient area, lack of appropriate staffing, high work load, washing agents cause irritation to my hands, nobody checks, too busy, not following infection control measures in dialysis unit as the barrier and healthcare workers were not following all the infection control measures in dialysis unit. Conclusions: This study indicates that majority healthcare workers did not follow infection control measures in dialysis unit. It is alarming and mandates the need for reinforcing the healthcare workers to follow the infection control measures which can prevented healthcare associated infections in the unit. Healthcare associated infection are the most common cause preventable infections in patients undergoing dialysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA040
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalMedico-Legal Update
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2020

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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