Effect of Intensive Training Programme on the Knowledge and Practice of Infection control among Auxiliary staff in a Tertiary care Hospital of Rawalpindi

  • Nazish Khan Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Naila Azam Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Humaira Mahmood Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Asma Iftikhar Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Amir Afzal Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad Pakistan
Keywords: Auxiliary staff, Infection control practices, Training programme

Abstract

Objective: To determine the impact of health education intervention in the auxiliary healthcare staff regarding infection control knowledge and practices.

Study Design: Quasi-experimental study.

Place and Duration of Study: Inpatient departments, Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi, from Aug to Sep 2020.

Methodology: Study participants were working as the auxiliary staff at Inpatient departments of Fauji Foundation Hospital. Pre-test was carried out for baseline assessment of knowledge and practice of infection control. There was training session of 3 hours comprising of lecture, practical demonstration and hands-on training regarding WHO five steps of hand hygiene, safe disposal of sharps and use of PPEs. Effectiveness of training intervention was assessed after one month.

Results: Mean knowledge score increased from 8.22 ± 2.83 to 12.43 ± 2.05 after the training (p<0.001). Similarly significant improvement was observed in infection control practices i.e., mean practice score improved from 3.64 ± 1.39 to 6.11 ± 1.27 (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Training brought about significant improvement in both the knowledge and practice in all the three areas of infection control.

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Published
2022-02-28
How to Cite
Khan, N., Azam, N., Mahmood, H., Iftikhar, A., & Afzal, A. (2022). Effect of Intensive Training Programme on the Knowledge and Practice of Infection control among Auxiliary staff in a Tertiary care Hospital of Rawalpindi. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 72(1), 54-57. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i1.5637
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