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Influence of VRE Knowledge and Awareness with VRE Infection Control in Compliance with VRE Infection Control among Nurses in Intensive Care Units



INFORMATION : page. 42~50 / 2009 Vol.11 No.1


최근 병원감염에서 가장 주목받는 내성균 중의 하나인 반 코마이신 내성 장구균(Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus [VRE], Broadhead, Parra, & Skelton, 2001)은 감염에 취약한 중환자가 많은 대형 병원뿐 아니라 모든 규모의 병원 에서 분리되고 있으며 2003년 중환자실 병원감염 빈도의 28.5%를 차지하는 것으로 미국 질병관리본부는 보고하고 있 다(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004). 국내에서도 2004년 12개 종합병원에서 분리된 Enterococcus faecium의 20%가 반코마이신 내성균일 정도로 심각한 감염률을 보이고 있다(Korean Society for Nosocomial Infection Control, 2006).

The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) knowledge and awareness with VRE infection control in compliance with VRE infection control among nurses in intensive care units. Method: Participants (N=154) were recruited in B city from August 2007 to October 2007. Data were analyzed with SPSS PC+. Result: The degree of VRE knowledge of the participants was 12.41 out of the total score, 17; that of awareness with VRE infection control was 3.87 out of the total score, 4; that of compliance with VRE infection control 3.75 out of the perfect score, 4. A significantly positive relationship between awareness of VRE infection control and compliance with VRE infection control has been observed. Awareness with VRE infection control and type of intensive care unitpredicted 21.1% of the variance in compliance with VRE infection control. Conclusion: The study indicated that awareness with VRE infection control has the most important impact on the compliance with VRE infection control for the participants. Based on the finding, a suggestion is made to continue the research on VRE knowledge and nosocomical infection on the subject of nurse and nurse managers who are responsible for infection control in a medical institution.

Keyword :

Vancomycin resistance; Nurse; Compliance; Knowledge; Awareness


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