Nurses' Knowledge and Practices Regarding The Control Of Infection In Neutropenic Patient

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308425
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Knowledge and Practices Regarding The Control Of Infection In Neutropenic Patient
Author(s):
Tarakcioglu, Gul Hatice; Korkmaz, Fatoş
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Gul Hatice Tarakcioglu, RN, gulhatice06@windowslive.com; Fatoş Korkmaz, Phd, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Aim: With this study it is aimed to determine the nurses' knowledge and practices regarding the control of infection in neutropenic patients.

Background: The care of patients with neutopenia is very critical for health care professionals, especially for oncology nurses who play a vital role in patient recovery. With effective nursing care, patients can come through the process with less risk of complications.

Method: The sample consisted of 51 staff nurses who worked at one of the oncology hospitals in Ankara / Turkey. Data were collected by a form which is prepared by the researchers. The first part of the form includes social demographic characteristics, the second part includes 30 statements related to neutropenia and the third part includes 21 nursing interventions. First, nurses were asked to answer the first and second parts of the form, then, each of them were observed three times by the researcher throughout their working shifts. Pearson Correlation analysis, independent samples t-test, number and percentage were used for analysis of data.

Results: According to the results, only 31.4% nurses knew the definition of neutropenia. The rates of their hand hygiene habits were found to be low during the preparation of medications and assessment of vital signs. Almost all of the nurses disrupted the sterility in the preparation of parenteral medications.

Conclusion: The results of the study showed that both nurses’ knowledge and the practices regarding the control of infection in neutropenic patient are not sufficient.

Keywords:
Neutropenic Patients; Infection Control; Nursing Care
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses' Knowledge and Practices Regarding The Control Of Infection In Neutropenic Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorTarakcioglu, Gul Haticeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKorkmaz, Fatoşen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsGul Hatice Tarakcioglu, RN, gulhatice06@windowslive.com; Fatoş Korkmaz, Phd, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308425-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><b>Aim</b>: With this study it is aimed to determine the nurses' knowledge and practices regarding the control of infection in neutropenic patients. <p><b>Background:</b> The care of patients with neutopenia is very critical for health care professionals, especially for oncology nurses who play a vital role in patient recovery. With effective nursing care, patients can come through the process with less risk of complications. <p><b>Method:</b> The sample consisted of 51 staff nurses who worked at one of the oncology hospitals in Ankara / Turkey. Data were collected by a form which is prepared by the researchers. The first part of the form includes social demographic characteristics, the second part includes 30 statements related to neutropenia and the third part includes 21 nursing interventions. First, nurses were asked to answer the first and second parts of the form, then, each of them were observed three times by the researcher throughout their working shifts. Pearson Correlation analysis, independent samples t-test, number and percentage were used for analysis of data. <p><b>Results: </b>According to the results, only 31.4% nurses knew the definition of neutropenia. The rates of their hand hygiene habits were found to be low during the preparation of medications and assessment of vital signs. Almost all of the nurses disrupted the sterility in the preparation of parenteral medications. <p><b>Conclusion:</b> The results of the study showed that both nurses’ knowledge and the practices regarding the control of infection in neutropenic patient are not sufficient.en_GB
dc.subjectNeutropenic Patientsen_GB
dc.subjectInfection Controlen_GB
dc.subjectNursing Careen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:09Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:09Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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