Type of Article: Original Research

Volume 4; Issue 7: 2017

Page No.: 548-553

DOI: 10.16965/ijims.2017.120



Yemiamrew Getachew *1, Prema Kumara 2, Wondwossen Yimam 3, Delelegn Tsegaye 4.

*1 Head, Department of Comprehensive Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), Wollo University, Ethiopia.

2 Assistant professor, Department of Comprehensive Nursing, CMHS, Wollo University, Ethiopia.

3 Dean, School of Nursing & Midwifery, CMHS, Wollo University, Ethiopia.

4  Lecturer, Department of Comprehensive Nursing, CMHS, Wollo University, Ethiopia.

Corresponding Author Address: Yemiamrew Getachew, Head, Department of Comprehensive Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), Wollo University, Ethiopia. E-Mail: greenwater3020@gmail.com


Introduction: Surgical Hygiene is a set of method to prevent the spread of health-care-associated infection. It is very essential to protect patients from pathogens during medical and surgical procedures. Health care forces should use Surgical Hygiene techniques to prevent these infections.

Objectives: To assess the Nurses’ attitude and effectiveness of the Surgical Hygiene Techniques training in Dessie Referral Hospital, Eastern Ethiopia.

Materials and Methods: Institution based one group pre-post-intervention pre-experimental design was used for 51 study subjects using convenient sampling technique. The study samples included nurses working at Operation theatre. Data collection took place between October-November 2016. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Statistical significances for variables were set at p- value less than 0.05.

Results: There were significant differences almost in all attitude related factors under this study before and after the educational program. There were significant median differences in attitude (p = 0.001) and practice scores after the training on Surgical Hygiene Techniques in this study subjects. Sixty-seven % of respondents rated the training program as very good. Seventeen (17) % of respondents had rated as good, and 4% rated as fair and also 4% of the respondents rated as poor.

Conclusion & Recommendation: The training program provided by Wollo University staff was found to be helpful, and credible in attitude on Surgical Hygiene Techniques and which can be scaled up further to other Hospital staff. Periodic training and supportive supervision program shall be provided to nurses who work at operation theatre to update their attitude regarding Surgical Hygiene Techniques.

Key words: Nurses, Attitude, Effectiveness, Training, Surgical Hygiene Techniques.


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