Olfat A Salem

Department of Nursing Administration and Education, College of Nursing, King Saudi University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Original Article   
    Knowledge and Practices of Nurses in Infection Prevention and Control within a Tertiary Care Hospital
    Author(s): Olfat A Salem*

    Nurses play a crucial role in preventing and controlling transmission of the infection through the application of standard precautions and maintenance of the health care environment. In hospitals, infected patients are a source of infection transmission to other patients, health care workers, and visitors. Healthcare-related infections have a considerable impact on the morbidity and mortality rates in the intra- and extra-hospital environment, resulting in an increase in the time spent and costs of hospitalization, and are thus recognized as a serious world public health problem. For example, Nosocomial infection is one of the leading causes of death. The prevention and control of infections are critical for a well-functioning health system. The aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge and practice of 60 nurses working in medical and surgical units a.. Read More»

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