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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Assess the knowledge and practice regarding scrubbing technique among staff nurses working in operation theatres

Author(s):
Renu Malik and Santa DE
Abstract:
Nurse is the primary member of the operating team. A uniform practice among nurses will ensure standard of care. One important practice that forms the base in the prevention of infection is surgical scrubbing, gowning and gloving. The correct performance of these procedures helps to protect a patient from infection. All members of the sterile surgical scrub team are required to perform a surgical hand scrub and don sterile gown and gloves before touching sterile equipment or the sterile field. Therefore, surgical aseptic technique is one that is subject to constant change and hence a continuous research on this topic is essential to keep abreast with the changing trends in the field of surgery to enhance quality patient outcome.
The present study title: “A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and practice regarding scrubbing technique among staff nurses working in operation theatres of selected hospitals in Pune city”. “The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding scrubbing technique among staff nurses working in operation theatre, to assess the practice regarding scrubbing technique among staff nurses working in operation theatre, to correlate knowledge and practice regarding scrubbing technique among staff nurses working in operation theatre. And to associate the findings with selected demographic variables.
Material and Methods: In present study, researcher adopted Non-Experimental Descriptive design. It was carried out on 100 staff nurses. The Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to data was collected using the structured questionnaire and observation checklist scale and was analyzed statistically. All 100 Samples were observed for Scrubbing technique practice using an Observation checklist. Later Structured questionnaire was administered to the 100 samples. The average time taken by each sample for answering the question was 25-30-minuteEthical clearance was taken from Institutional ethics committee. Data analysis was done mainly using descriptive statistics.
Result: 71% of the subjects were between 21 – 30 years of age. Majority of the samples i.e. 72% were female. According to education 66% of the subjects had completed GNM, Mean score of knowledge was 8.51 with SD of 2.415 which shows that staff nurses working in operation theatre had average knowledge regarding scrubbing technique, 52% staff nurses practiced scrubbing technique adequately and 48% of the staff nurses working in operation theatre had practiced scrubbing technique inadequately. There is no statistically significant association between the knowledge with selected demographic (except Total years of experience in nursing with p value 0.05) variables as all the p – values are more than 0.05.
Conclusion: From the above findings, the researcher concluded that that staff nurses are having average knowledge and adequate practice regarding scrubbing. Knowledge and practice regarding scrubbing techniques is having moderately positive correlation that shows knowledge and practice are not equally applied in the clinical areas, so planned skill stations can be organized for the nurses.
Recommendation: Similar study can be conducted in different setting with larger population. A study can be carried out to compare scrubbing technique among nurses working in operation theatre versus nurses working in general ward. And similar study can be done to assess the scrubbing technique among staff nurses working in critical areas.
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How to cite this article:
Renu Malik, Santa DE. Assess the knowledge and practice regarding scrubbing technique among staff nurses working in operation theatres. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):1260-1264.

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