COGNITION AND APPLICATION OF INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICES AMONG THE PERSONNEL OF HOSPITAL FACILITIES IN CEBU

Authors

  • Jerald S. Ugdoracion Faculty,Cebu Normal University, Philippines
  • Jezyl T. Cempron Research Coordinator, College of Nursing, Cebu Normal University, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City, Philippines

Abstract

Health care practitioners are mainly responsible for promoting health, managing disorders and preventing complications among their clients and themselves. To do this, they have to be knowledgeable and must properly implement standard infection control practices. This study aims to determine the relationship between the level of knowledge and extent of implementation of infection control practices among the personnel of Hospital facilities in Cebu. This research study utilized quantitative non-experimental descriptive-correlational design. This study was conducted at various tertiary hospital facilities in Cebu. The 400 respondents of this were hospital personnel rendering their duty in any units/area of the hospital during the data gathering procedures. The researchers utilized researcher-made questionnaire to measure the level of knowledge and the extent of infection control practices among hospital personnel in Cebu City tertiary hospitals. Minitab version 13 statistical software was used in data processing. The results showed that most of the respondents are female nurses ages between 20-30 years and have worked for 1-5 years already. Additionally, the level of infection control cognition was very high yet they does not practice proper infection control often. The Pearson r correlation result illustrated that there is no significant correlation between the level of cognition and application of infection control practices among the hospital personnel of hospital facilities in Cebu. It is then concluded that augmenting the level of knowledge of the health care practitioners cannot guarantee improvement of their practices in the area.

Keywords:

Infection control practices, Cognition, Application, Hospital facilities, Cebu

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Published

2012-01-02

How to Cite

Jerald S. Ugdoracion, & Jezyl T. Cempron. (2012). COGNITION AND APPLICATION OF INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICES AMONG THE PERSONNEL OF HOSPITAL FACILITIES IN CEBU. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 3(3), 19-24. Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/mjn/article/view/597