J Korean Biol Nurs Sci.  2019 Nov;21(4):283-291. 10.7586/jkbns.2019.21.4.283.

Awareness and Competency of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms Infection Control in Nursing Students with Clinical Practice

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. go2ryu@cau.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The aim of this study was to identify awareness and competency for Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) infection control in nursing students with experience of clinical practice.
METHODS
This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted from March 2019 to May 2019 by including 231 nursing students in four nursing schools located in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Chungcheongnam-do. The data were collected using self-report questionnaires.
RESULTS
The awareness and the competency for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection control were lower than that of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The agreement between the awareness and the competency of MDRO infection control in participants was low with regard to isolation, contact precautions, and disinfection for MRSA. Also, it was low with respect to disinfection, isolation, contact precautions, and carrier identification for CRE. The awareness and the competency of MDRO infection control exhibited significant positive correlation.
CONCLUSION
The infection control competency is required to prevent MDRO infection. In order to enhance the infection control competency, it is important to raise awareness about MDRO infection control by providing education based on the guidelines and the principles of infection control.

Keyword

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus; Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae; Infection control

MeSH Terms

Chungcheongnam-do
Disinfection
Education
Enterobacteriaceae
Gyeonggi-do
Humans
Infection Control*
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Nursing*
Schools, Nursing
Seoul
Students, Nursing*
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