J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2021 Dec;27(5):379-389. 10.11111/jkana.2021.27.5.379.

Effect of Infection Control Education Based on Isolation Room-Simulation for Nursing Students

  • 1Nurse, Department of Infection Control, Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Korea.


This study aimed to analyze the effects of infection control education (ICE) prospectively, based on isolation room simulation for nursing college students.
From September 21 to 30 2020, a total of 97 students in the 4th grade of nursing college located in D city, were enrolled (48 in the experimental group and 49 in the control group). The experimental group received an isolation room simulation for ICE. The control group conducted an objective structured clinical evaluation for the same education. The effects after education were evaluated using the items of awareness of standard precaution, knowledge of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), and confidence in wearing it.
There was no statistically significant difference in the awareness of standard precautions between the two groups, and the knowledge of wearing PPE was significantly higher in the experimental group (t=-3.41, p<.001) after education. The confidence score for wearing PPE was also significantly higher in the experimental group (t=-2.23, p=.028).
The ICE using the isolation room simulation can be effective for knowledge and confidence regarding the aspect of wearing PPE for nursing students, during and after the pandemic.


Personal protective equipment; Universal precautions (Standard precautions); Infection control; Nursing students
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