|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4940529||1363777||2018||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- Students nurses in Jordan have a low perception regarding some issues about NSI prevention and post-exposure treatment.
- The topics of preventive and post-exposure measures of NSI should be taught in all nursing schools in Jordan.
- Students nurses' exposure to NSI and its under-reporting is a prevalent problem in Jordan.
- The system of dealing with exposure to NSI is inadequate in Jordanian schools of nursing.
- Low level of Hepatitis B vaccination was reported by many students nurses in Jordan.
BackgroundStudent nurses are at high risk of blood-borne pathogens transmitted via Needle Stick Injury (NSI). Understanding various aspects of NSI is essential if they are to avoid the risks associated with it.ObjectivesThe study was conducted to measure student nurses' level of knowledge about NSI and to examine its prevalence and post-exposure measures in Jordan.DesignA cross-sectional and descriptive design was used.Sample and SettingA sample of 279 student nurses studying at one private and four government universities distributed throughout Jordan.MethodThe study used an online survey composed of 22 questions developed from NSI literature. The questionnaire was divided into three parts: background, to measure students' demographics; knowledge, to measure nurses' understanding of NSI; and prevalence, to measure exposure to NSI and the follow-up measures. Student nurses were recruited through Facebook. The survey was available online for one full semester in 2016/2017.ResultsThe total number of completed surveys was 279 (response rateÂ =Â 61%). Most of the students were female (nÂ =Â 198; 71%), in their fourth year (nÂ =Â 114; 40.9%). Their mean age was 21Â years (SDÂ =Â 2.5). The mean score for the knowledge part was 7 out of 10 (SDÂ =Â 1.7). Almost a third of the students had at least one incident of exposure to NSI (nÂ =Â 73; 26.2%). Most of the students who had suffered NSI did not inform their clinical instructors (67.1%) or write an incident report (86.3%). The results showed that there was no significant difference in the knowledge total scores between males and females or between students across different universities. However, a significant difference was found between students in different years of study (F (276, 2)Â =Â 6.77, pÂ =Â 0.001).ConclusionStudent nurses in Jordan have a moderate understanding of issues regarding NSI. This knowledge improved with seniority. However, exposure to NSI and its under-reporting is a prevalent problem. This study recommends focusing on NSI in the nursing curriculum, and providing more protection and post-exposure intervention for students during their clinical practice.
Journal: Nurse Education Today - Volume 60, January 2018, Pages 23-27