Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the levels and the relationship of emergency nurses’ organizational culture and fatigue for infection control, and infection control compliance of COVID-19. Methods: Data was collected from 114 nurses caring for patients suspected of COVID-19 at two emergency medical centers in Gyeonggi-do and Seoul June 18-July 23, 2021. Results: Emergency nurses caring for patients suspected of COVID-19 suffered from high fatigue for infection control. The mean scores of the organizational culture and fatigue for infection control, and infection control compliance of COVID-19 were 51.80±8.37 of 70 points, 78.46±12.28 of 100 points and 71.02±7.84 of 80 points, respectively. The higher infection control compliance of COVID-19 is significantly related to the higher organizational culture for infection control (r=.42, p<.001). Conclusion: In the COVID-19 pandemic, the formation of a positive organizational culture for infection control may be a priority as a major strategy to improve the infection control compliance of emergency nurses. It is also necessary to manage the high level of fatigue for infection control among emergency nurses.
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