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Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences | Volume-8 | Issue-03
Microbial Contamination of Hospital Nebulization and Link to of Nurse's Staff Knowledge in Emergency Departments
Sunduss.B.Dawod, Abdulkareem Ali Qassim, Farhan L. Aaiz, Kholouod abdulkareem
Published: March 13, 2020 | 90 40
DOI: 10.36347/sjams.2020.v08i03.018
Pages: 894-896
Background: Nebulization is an important tool in the treatment of respiratory conditions. Nurses are primary health care providers for using the nebulizers in a hospital setting and may have been identified as the potential vehicle which may cause major nosocomial infections if they are colonized by different bacteria and fungi. Aim of the study was to access the knowledge of nursing staff towards the presences of microbes in nebulization inhalation therapy equipment. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted at two hospitals in Basra city of period from (1/2-15-5/2018). (50) Nurses who work in Emergency Departments of these two hospitals. consist three parts were used to that where by using questioner presented two the sample consisting there parts, part 1 includes Demographic characteristics. Part 2 consist of (14) a questionnaire related to subject of the study. part 3 : includes collection swabs from contamination nebulize cup (n=25)using sterile cotton swabs .collected sample were placed in sterile tubes containing (5ml)brain heart infusion broth (BHIB) and transferred into the laboratory to incubator at 370 C for 12-24 h after that streaked onto 5 special agars. Conclusion: In this study, the level of knowledge regarding nebulization contaminations among nursing staff was inadequate. Considering the important role of nurses in nebulization contaminations, there is an imperative need for health education to improve the knowledge of the nurses toward nebulization contaminations and types of organism. Nurse’s lack of knowledge may be a barrier in prevention of infections. Hence, this study was carried out to assess the current knowledge Relationship sig p≤ 0.01.