KNOWLEDGE OF B. Sc NURSING STUDENTS ON DISINFECTANTS USED IN HOSPITALS

Bhavya S V, Nisha P Nair, Prof. Sheela Williams

Abstract


Introduction: Disinfectants are the anti-microbial agents that are applied to the surface of non-living objects to destroy micro-organism that are living on the object. Aim: The study aim to assess the knowledge of B.Sc Nursing students on disinfectants used in hospitals. Study Approach: The descriptive study approach was used. Sampling: stratified Probability sampling technique was adopted to select 100 B.Sc Nursing students. Tool and technique:Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. Result: Result revealed that majority 49% students had good knowledge regarding disinfectants, 26% had average knowledge and 25% had poor knowledge. Chi-square analysis revealed, significant association found with knowledge and their age. Summary: knowledge of BSc nursing students regarding disinfectants is not adequate, need to educate students regarding disinfectants.

 


Keywords


Knowledge, disinfectants, Nursing students

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