The aim of was to analyzing the infection control practices in the Orthopedic department of a tertiary care hospital of South India. Methods: A total of 535 events were observed using structured observation checklist through participatory observation in this descriptive cross sectional study. The events were observed by the researchers during the patient care activities. Ethical clearance and consent was obtained. Results: Hand disinfection before the procedure was 54.4% and 75.5% after the procedure. Performing hand washing techniques was better with soap and water than using a sanitizer. Use of personal protective equipment, personal factors and removal of jewellery were good (above 80.8%). The compliance towards infection control practices during the various procedures ranged from 74.6% to 97.7%. Conclusion: Compliance towards infection control practices was good except for hand disinfection. The hand wash is key element in infection control. Therefore, behavioral change intervention may be useful in improving the compliance to hand washing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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