Korean J Adult Nurs.  2015 Jun;27(3):325-336. 10.7475/kjan.2015.27.3.325.

The Factors Influencing Compliance of Multidrug-resistant Organism Infection Control in Intensive Care Units Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Keimyung University Research Institute of Nursing Science, Daegu, Korea.
  • 3College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. khlim7@kmu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to identify factors influencing compliance of multidrug-resistant organism infection control in intensive care units (ICU) nurses.
METHODS
Data were collected from 254 ICU nurses who were working at 6 general and advanced general hospitals in D city and G Province.
RESULTS
77.2% and 84.4% of the subjects correctly answered to questions about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE), respectively. The scores of MRSA infection control compliance and VRE infection control compliance were 3.41 and 3.43, respectively. The factors influencing MRSA infection control compliance were empowerment, environmental safety recognition, and education satisfaction, which explained 30% of MRSA infection control compliance. The factors significantly related to VRE infection control compliance were empowerment, hospital types, environmental safety recognition, number of education sessions, and neonatal ICU, which explained 37% of VRE infection control compliance.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to develop efficient educational programs for infection control including educational contents to improve empowerment and environmental safety recognition of nurses. Furthermore, administrative support for those infection control programs is also necessary.


MeSH Terms

Compliance*
Education
Enterococcus
Hospitals, General
Infection Control*
Intensive Care Units*
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Power (Psychology)
Vancomycin Resistance
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