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      Ineffective management practices on infection prevention and control by nurses in a public hospital

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            This research aims to explore the ineffective management practices on infection prevention and control by nurses in a public hospital. This was done through focus groups with nurses from different public hospitals in Tshwane area. Participants expressed that there are ineffective management practices in their working environment in the form of inadequate education, training on infection and control measures, shortage of human and material resources, and poor communication that is affecting the implementation of infection prevention and control measures in the hospital. Results: Most nurses have been found to have attended an hour to a day IPC training, which they alluded has no impact to their implementation as is too short. The study also found that institutions, where nursing qualifications were obtained, have a significant impact to the implementation of IPC measures. There was an agreement that continuous training on IPC related issues improve in practice and confidence to nurses

            The study also found that the presence of well-trained nurses is vital in the ward, however, the ward has to meet other aspects such as staffing, skill mix, resources and working conditions. Best practices that also involve behaviour changes were found to be successful in intervention to improve the implementation of IPC measures. Ongoing feedback and full training on IPC were found significant to improve IPC measures.

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            ScienceOpen Preprints
            ScienceOpen
            18 January 2022
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            [1 ] Sefako Makgatho University
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            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPUYY0R.v1
            30c73f45-ccaf-45e1-9779-e4b64d92e698

            This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .


            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
            Social & Behavioral Sciences,Life sciences
            Infection prevention and control measures,ineffective management practices, Hospital Acquired infections

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