Assessment of the knowledge and practice of infection control among health workers at St. Daniel's Comboni Hospital

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Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences- Western Campus
Background Compliance on the part of healthcare workers with standard precautions has been recognized as being an efficient means to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. Such measures not only protect the patient, but also the HCWs and environment. Objective To assess knowledge, attitude and practice towards infection control measures among Heath workers at Comboni hospital Methods The study was conducted at Comboni Hospital, Southwest Uganda .Cross-sectional study design was employed. Self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from 36 health workers that were available at the time of the study. Data was analyzed using Microsoft excel progran:uned. Results Health workers were fairly knowledgeable about infection prevention but ac!Ual practices "'ere far from acceptable. Conclusions/Recommendations Majority of health care workers' knowledge, attitude and practice toward standard precaution were not sufficient, favorable and safe enough to the expected standard. Strengthening and integrating universal precaution with routine serv ices through provision of training and introducing health care workers infection prevention standard of practice. protoco l. ru les. and regulation are recommended.
A research report submitted to the school of allied health sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the a ward of a Diploma in Clinical medicine and community health of Kampala International University
Infection control, Health workers, St. Daniel's Comboni Hospital