Development and validation of the guidelines for preventing Nosocomial infections in the intensive care units: The evidence-based approach
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : April 25, 2016, 7 (2); e6928
July 01, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
May 09, 2016
June 09, 2014
F , Souri Laki
A , Ebadi
A , Zigheimat
F. Development and validation of the guidelines for preventing Nosocomial infections in the intensive care units: The evidence-based approach,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Nosocomial infections are one of the most important problems in health care centers and intensive care unit patients. Developing evidence based guidelines for the prevention of nosocomial infections can have a great impact in reducing these infections. The aim of this study was to develop and validate the evidence based guidelines for prevention of nosocomial infections in the intensive care units.
Methods: This developmental study method was performed in the intensive care unit. The quality of 32 guidelines was assessed with the valid and reliable check list. Then Evidence based new guidelines based on Stetler model were designed for prevention of nosocomial infections. The quality of designing guidelines was assessed with the same check List. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistic and SPSS17.
Results: The quality of 32 available guidelines was poor (84.37%) and the quality of 15.63% was moderate. Eighteen nosocomial infections preventive guidelines were designed that 100% of them had good quality.
Conclusions: Given the importance prevention of nosocomial infections and since the quality of available guidelines are not good; evidence-based guidelines can reduce the risk of infection in patients.
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