Infection Prevention and Control Practices Among Healthcare Providers in Level I Hospitals in Rinconada

Authors

  • Lyndon H. Abanes
  • Paulo Martin B. Villanueva Polytechnic State University of Bicol

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.58429/pgjsrt.v1n1a99

Keywords:

healthcare providers, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), level 1 hospitals

Abstract

Hospital-associated infections (HAIs) pose a serious problem, threatening the health and safety of patients and healthcare providers and causing substantial morbidity and mortality every year in different healthcare settings worldwide. Despite the known risk, and the ease and transparency of infection prevention and control guidelines, still, non-adherence is observed. The descriptive correlational method was used involving a questionnaire as the main instrument in data gathering. To determine the infection prevention and control practices among healthcare providers in Level I hospitals in Rinconada. The majority of the respondents are within the age range of 26 – 35; females and nurses. However, only a few of them have undergone formal continuing education and attended relevant training on IPC. Healthcare providers always practice all components of infection prevention and control along with standard precautions, namely, hand hygiene, use of PPE, and prevention of needlesticks and sharp injuries. Overall, organizational factors significantly affect healthcare providers’ infection prevention and control practices compared to the individual factors that affect them moderately. The healthcare providers’ age, sex, profession, and profile influence the infection prevention and control practices in Level I hospitals in Rinconada. There are good infection prevention and control practices among healthcare providers though they sometimes fail to follow specific measures.

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Published

2022-10-29

How to Cite

H. Abanes, L., & B. Villanueva, P. M. (2022). Infection Prevention and Control Practices Among Healthcare Providers in Level I Hospitals in Rinconada. Polaris Global Journal of Scholarly Research and Trends, 1(1), 134–146. https://doi.org/10.58429/pgjsrt.v1n1a99

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