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