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Applying interprofessional simulation to improve knowledge, attitude and practice in hospital- acquired infection control among health professionals


T., Saraswathy and S., Nalliah and Abdul Manaf, Rosliza and S., Ramasamy and K., Jalina and Kadir Shahar, Hayati and Amin Nordin, Syafinaz (2021) Applying interprofessional simulation to improve knowledge, attitude and practice in hospital- acquired infection control among health professionals. BMC Medical Education, 21 (482). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1472-6920


Background: This study aimed at determining the effectiveness of an innovative approach using interprofessional simulation scenarios (IPSS) in improving knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of hospital-acquired infection control (HAIC) among health professionals. Methods: The interventional study was conducted in a teaching hospital in Malaysia. Purposive sampling was used to recruit participants from surgical, intensive care, and other units. Thirty-six health professionals in the experimental and forty in the control group completed the study. All subjects participated in an interactive lecture and demonstrated four IPSS on HAIC i.e. (i) taking blood specimen (ii) bedsore dressing (iii) collecting sputum for acid-fast bacilli and (iv) intermittent bladder catheterization. Each team consisted of a doctor and a nurse. A self-administered questionnaire on KAP on HAIC was completed by respondents during the pre-, immediately and, post-intervention. An independent t-test was conducted to measure the significance between the experimental and control group. Results: The mean scores for KAP among the experimental group increased following the intervention. Significant differences in scores were seen between the two groups post-intervention (p < 0.05). Overall, using the four procedures as surrogates, the interprofessional learning approach in HAIC intervention showed improvement among the participants in the experimental group following structured instructions. The IPSS approach in HAIC clearly shows its relevance in improving learning outcomes. Conclusions: Well-designed interprofessional simulated scenarios can be effective in skills training in improving KAP in HAIC among health professionals.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-02907-1
Publisher: BMC
Keywords: Interprofessional; Simulation; Scenarios; Infection control; Health professionals
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 08:30
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 08:30
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/95963
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