Hygienic Hand Disinfection Essay

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HAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction 1.1Background information Disinfection describes a process that eliminates many or all pathogenic microorganisms, except bacterial spores or inanimate objects. In health-care setting, objects are usually disinfected by liquid chemicals or wet pasteurization.(Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities,2008). Disinfection in hospitals especially in medical training hospitals is of significant concern for both the medical professionals and the general community. There has been increasing number of infectious diseases in our settings, medical students may contaminate their hands with gram negative bacilli, S. aureus, Clostridium difficile ,enterococci and also hepatitis B Virus when performing …show more content…
In another cross-sectional descriptive study done in University of Namibia to assess KAP among health science students regarding infection prevention and control which included study of 162 students, where 31 were medical students,114 were nursing students and 17 were studying radiology, medical student’s perception regarding disinfection was found to be higher (73%) compared to nursing students (66%) and radiology students (61%) (Ojulong et al,2013). In a cross-sectional study which was done in Kasturba medical college in Mangalore, Karnataka ,India to assess awareness of infection prevention practices among 268 medical students, findings showed that there were inadequate knowledge regarding infection prevention specifically though proper hand hygiene practices (Kulkarni et al,2013).

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