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Natl J Community Med. 2013; 4(1): 132-136


An Educational Interventional Programme for Prevention and Management of Needle Stick Injuries Among Nursing Students at A Tertiary Care Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Anshuli Trivedi, Pradeep Kumar Kasar, Rajesh Tiwari, Prashant Verma, Arvind Sharma.


Abstract

"Background: Nursing students are at increased risk of acquiring blood borne infections, this is largely due to NSI which they encounter in there every day work. They are frequently unaware of prevention and management of NSI and proper BMW disposal.
Objective: To assess and enhance knowledge of nursing students for prevention and management of NSI .
Methods: This was a Quasi experiment study conducted at Nursing College, NSCB Medical College Jabalpur (M.P.) among 100 nursing students. A preformed questionnaire was used to assess existing knowledge of prevention and management of NSI, then students were given series of lectures and interactive sessions to prevent and manage NSI then same group was subjected to post intervention assessment.
Results: It was observed that 78% respondents suffered NSI was during recapping of needle. Other than needle,86% respondents mentioned of getting struck by stylet of IV catheter, 14% subjects recalled more than 5 incidences of NSI in past 15 days. In post intervention assessment it was observed that intervention made a significant (Wilcoxon signed rank Test Z=6.68,p

Key words: Needle stick injury, Quasi experimental study, Wilcoxon signed Rank Test.






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