Objective: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of video assisted teaching programme, in terms of improvement in knowledge and practices to prevent catheter related blood stream infections. Method: The study adopted pre-experimental study design in the intensive care units of a selected tertiary referral hospital of Karnataka, India. The study included mainly the infection control practices followed by the health care personnel for the selected events related to catheter related blood stream infection prevention and knowledge of health care personnel regarding preventive practices of catheter related blood stream infection. The pre-test observations of practices related to prevention of catheter related blood stream infections was done using observational checklists and the knowledge assessment was done using structured knowledge questionnaire among health care personnel in the intensive care units and a video assisted teaching intervention was given, after seven days of intervention the post-test data was taken for the practices and knowledge. Results: The results show that there was a significant difference in the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores, practices of nurses while administration of medications through central line and central line dressing procedure (p<0.05). Conclusion: The present study showed that video assisted teaching on hospital infection control measures regarding catheter related blood stream infections was effective in supporting participants to increase their knowledge levels and preventive practices of catheter related blood stream infections and thereby reduce infection in the hospital.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine