A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program on Standard Precautions in Terms of Knowledge and Practices of Nursing Personnel related to Standard Precautions in Selected Government Hospital of Delhi

Saroj Nagar


Standard precautions are meant to reduce the risk of transmission of blood-borne and other pathogens
from both recognized and unrecognized sources. They are the basic level of infection control precautions
which are to be used, as a minimum, in the care of all patients. Nursing personnel may acquire an infection
during the provision of nursing care because of occupational exposure to microorganisms. The main
objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge of nursing personnel regarding standard precautions,
to assess the practices of nursing personnel regarding standard precautions, develop a planned teaching
program on standard precautions and determine the relationship between knowledge and practices of
nursing personnel after the administration of the planned teaching program. Research approach selected
for the study was quantitative approach with one group pretest-posttest design. Purposive sampling
technique was used and the sample comprised of 50 nursing personnel working in a selected government
hospital in Delhi. Tools used for data collection were a structured questionnaire to collect personal data
and for assessing the knowledge of nursing personnel and a structured observation checklist to assess
the practices of nursing personnel. The findings of the study revealed that the mean posttest knowledge
score of nursing personnel was significantly higher than the mean pretest knowledge score and the mean
posttest practice score of the subjects was significantly higher than the mean pretest practice score.
The planned teaching program was effective in enhancing the knowledge and practice scores of nursing
personnel regarding standard precautions.


Knowledge, Practice, Standard precautions, Personal protective equipment

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