Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2020 Aug;29(3):192-201. 10.5807/kjohn.2020.29.3.192.

Integrated Literature Review of Infection Control of Nursing Care Workers in Long-term Care Facilities

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  • 1ssistant Professor, College of Nursing, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea

Abstract

Purpose
This study aims to conduct an integrated literature review of infection control studies conducted by nursing care workers in long-term care facilities in Korea.
Methods
Through the domestic search engines RISS and KISS, seven articles were selected by searching for theses and academic journals published in Korea from 2008 to January 2020. Results: In total, six research studies and one intervention study out of seven studies were analyzed. Measurement tools for examining the knowledge and performance of infection-related care workers consisted of skin infection, aspiration pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and hand hygiene. Factors affecting nursing care workers’ infection management performance were infection management knowledge, education level, health status, and importance awareness. Conclusion: This study showed it is necessary to develop a tool that can accurately measure nursing care workers’ infection management knowledge and performance. In addition, it is necessary to develop an intervention program for nursing care workers’ infection control.

Keyword

Care worker; Infection control; Urinary tract infection; Pneumonia; Skin infection
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