Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 10 - 2020
Nurses Awareness Regarding Prevention of Nosocomial Infections in Critical Care Areas of Tertiary Care Hospital Peshawar, KPK
Muslim Shah1*, Ruhida Mehtab2, Waseem Ullah2, Razia Sultana2 and Akbar Gul2
1Associate Professor, Rehman College of Nursing, Peshawar, Pakistan
2BSN Final Year Students, Rehman College of Nursing, Peshawar, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Muslim Shah, Associate Professor, Rehman College of Nursing, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Received: April 21, 2020; Published: September 30, 2020


Objective: This study aimed to know nurses’ knowledge regarding the prevention of Nosocomial Infection in critical care areas of tertiary care hospital Peshawar, KPK..

Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among nurses in tertiary care hospital Peshawar, KPK. Participants were selected from critical care units by using a convenient sampling technique. Furthermore, data were collected by using the adapted questionnaire.

Results: Participants of the study were 47 in which 40.4% were male and 59.6% were female. The overall knowledge of participants was calculated in percentage. 83% of participants had good knowledge, 14.90% of participants had average knowledge and 2.10% of participants had poor knowledge. For identifying the association of different variables, the Chi-square test was applied.

Conclusion: The current study which was conducted in tertiary care hospital, focused on nurses ‘awareness regarding the prevention of nosocomial infection. The result of the study shows that nurses had good knowledge regarding the prevention of nosocomial infection.

Keywords: Nurses; Nosocomial Infection; Nurses Knowledge; Critical Areas


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Citation: Muslim Shah., et al. “Nurses Awareness Regarding Prevention of Nosocomial Infections in Critical Care Areas of Tertiary Care Hospital Peshawar, KPK”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.10 (2020): 76-83.

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