Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 4
Intensive Care Nurses"levels of Compliance With Isolation Precautions
Tuba Sarıer1,Şerife Kurşun2
1Konya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Yazır Psikiyatri Kliniği, Konya, Türkiye
2Selçuk Üniversitesi, Cerrahi Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.319 Objectives: Nosocomial infections (NI) are one of the significant health issues in the world and Turkey. They extend the duration of hospital stays and increase the costs of morbidity, mortality and treatment. While NI incidence is 5?10% throughout hospitals, this ratio is 20?25% in intensive care units (ICU) (Yüceer ve Demir 2009). This study was conducted to determine intensive care nurses" levels of compliance with isolation precautions and prognostic factors for them.

Patients and Methods: This descriptive study was carried out with 100 nurses working at a state hospital in Konya. The data were collected using a question form and the Compliance with Isolation Precautions Scale (CIPS). Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U test, t-test and Pearson correlation analysis were used in the comparison of variables.

Results: The mean age of participants in the study was 28.93±5.68 years. It was determined that of the nurses, 96% had received education on isolation precautions, and 91% thought their knowledge about isolation precautions was adequate. The nurses" mean score on the CIPS was 76.84±9.16. There was no difference between levels of compliance with isolation precautions with some variables (e.g. age, the ICU type, working time in ICU). However, the compliance levels of the nurses with a bachelor"s degree or higher educations and those whose knowledge of isolation precautions was adequate were higher.

Conclusion: The majority of the nurses had received education on isolation precautions, and their compliance levels with isolation precautions are satisfying. Implications of perioperative nursing: ICUs are places where there is a high risk of incidence of infections associated with health care. It is quite important for all medical staff to know and practice isolation precautions in order to lower the infection ratios in intensive care units. Evaluating the compliance levels of health care workers with isolation precautions may contribute to the development of educational programs. Keywords : Intensive care unit, infection, isolation precautions, nursing