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perception of nosocomial infection in medical students

Shamsul Arfin Qasmi, Sayed Mustafa Mahmood Shah, Hafiz Yahya Iftikhar Wakil, Sarmad Pirzada
BACKGROUND: Medical students in their clinical years play an important role in healthcare delivery, yet poor levels of hand hygiene (HH) compliance in this population raise the risk for propagating nosocomial infections. To date, there has been a lack of dedicated interventions showing sustainable improvements in HH in this population. METHODS: A multicenter, cross-sectional study was conducted among 450 medical students in their clinical years (third to fifth years)...
April 9, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
Milena Ilić, Ljiljana Marković-Denić, Aleksandra Radojković, Sanja Kocić
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in clinical and pre-clinical medical students' knowledge of nosocomial infections (NI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. RESULTS: Questionnaires was answered and returned by 352 of 453 student (77.7%). The results indicated that students knew the definition of NI (70.1% correct answers) and their reservoirs (86%). The bacteria as etiological agents was the most frequent answer (76.4%), but 30.9% students did not knew at least one multidrug-resistant bacteria...
March 2003: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
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