Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Microbiology, Dr. Y S Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India

2 Department of Anaesthesia, Dr. Y S Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India


CONTEXT: Hospital‑acquired infections (HAIs) are a global problem. One of the common causes of
HAI is through the health‑care workers, mainly because of failure to comply with the recommended
infection control guidelines.
AIMS: The aim of our study was to educate and train the nurses regarding infection control practices
and assess the impact of training and assess whether this training actually made any change in the
incidence of catheter‑associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and intravenous (IV) line‑related
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Baseline knowledge, attitude, and practices study of willingly
participating 105 nurses regarding infection control was done. The incidence of CAUTI and IV
line‑related infection was calculated in the areas of their postings. They were trained via an educational
module regarding infection control practices. We again assessed the incidence of CAUTI and IV
line‑related infections in the same areas 2 months after training. Data analysis was done using SPSS
version 20.0. Student’s t‑test was used to analyze the difference in the prevalence of CAUTI and IV
line‑associated HAIs pre intervention and post intervention.
RESULTS: There was reduction in the incidence of IV line‑related infection, though it was not
significant (P 0.15) and no change in the incidence of CAUTI after intervention.
CONCLUSION: Single educational module though improved nurses’ knowledge and attitude regarding
infection control but failed to result in significant improvement in practices and incidence of HAIs.


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