A Study on the Infection Exposure Defensive Environment, Infection Recognition, and Infection Prevention Behavior


  • Mi-Jin Kim, Gye-Young Shin, Young-Soon Choi


This study is a descriptive research study to investigate Infection Exposure Defensive environment, infection awareness, and performance of infection prevention of nursing assistants. The data was collected from October 1 to October 31, 2018, with the consent of the subjects, and 198 participants were used in the final analysis. The questionnaire consisted of demographic characteristics, defensive environment for infection exposure, infection awareness, and prevention of infection. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA using SPSS 21.0 statistical program. As a result of this study, the infection protection environment was statistically significant for hospital size, bed size, infection exposure management guideline, education of countermeasures for infection incidents, dedicated nurses, regular infection control education, and experience of injury by instruments or needles. There was a statistically significant difference in the perception of infection exposure in the placement of dedicated nurses and regular infection management education, and the performance of infection prevention activities was statistically significant in the placement of dedicated nurses. Therefore, continuous support from hospital managers and administrators to improve the environment for prevention of infection is necessary, and various systematic training methods should be developed for the site.