Compliance With The Standard Precautions: An Infection Control Measure Of Nurses In Ilocos Sur
This study determined the level of compliance with the standard precautions among nurses in government hospitals of Ilocos Sur during the Calendar Year 2016. It also looked on the relationship between the respondents’ level of compliance to the standard precautions and the socio- demographic and hospital-related profile factors. The descriptive-correlational research design was employed. The respondents were the 45 nurses currently employed in the selected government hospitals in Ilocos Sur namely Ilocos Sur Provincial Hospital – Gabriela SIlang, Ilocos Sur District Hospital – Magsingal, Ilocos Sur District Hospital – Sinait, Ilocos Sur District Hospital – Narvacan, Ilocos Sur District Hospital – Sta. Lucia. A questionnaire-checklist adopted from the study of Dizon (2004) was utilized. The data were treated and interpreted using frequency, percentage, mean, and Simple Linear Correlation Analysis. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) The greater number of the respondents are in their middle age, female, single, permanent staff nurses, young in the service and no attendance to seminars/trainings. Most of the respondents are assigned to wards, employed in the primary and secondary hospitals and take care of five patients per shift. 2) In general, the overall level of compliance of the respondents to the standard precautions is “Very High”. 3) As a whole, the socio-demographic factors and hospital-related profile of the respondents are not correlated significantly with the level of compliance with standard precaution.
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