J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2005 Apr;12(1):66-72.

Education on Nosocomial Infection Control within the Content of Courses in Fundamentals of Nursing

  • 1Department of Nursing, Hanyang University.
  • 2College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea.
  • 3National Medical Center Nursing College.
  • 4Department of Nursing, Chungnam National University.
  • 5Department of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University.
  • 6Departemnt of Nursing, Chung-Ang University.
  • 7Departemnt of Nursing, Inha University. khs0618@inha.ac.kr
  • 8Yeojoo Institute of Technology.
  • 9College of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University.


The purpose of this study was to explore the content related to nosocomial infection control in the course on Fundamentals of Nursing. METHOD: Participants were 49 faculty who were teaching courses in Fundamentals of Nursing in universities and colleges in Korea. The questionnaire was composed of 55 items related to nosocomial infection control. RESULTS: Eighteen items out of 55 items were taught in more than 80% of the universities and colleges. These included principles of infection control, principles and effect of hand washing, method of hand washing, hand scrubs, and donning sterile gown and gloves. CONCLUSION: The most effective interventions for infection control, including asepsis, hand washing, infection control for urinary catheterization, and infection control for IV sites were taught in most universities and colleges. However, the time assigned for teaching these items and the importance placed on practice were not considered sufficient.


Infection control; Nosocomial infection; Education
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