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Induction Program For Nurses on Hospital Orientation and Infection Prevention and Control

Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital

Report on “Induction program for Nurses on Hospital Orientation and Infection Prevention and Control”

March 2021



Hospital orientation was provided to ensure all the staffs have the information, resources and support them need for a successful transition into their new job. Infection Prevention and control is the discipline concerned with preventing health care associated infection. It focuses on evidence based practices and procedures that can prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms.
It is an essential part of   the infrastructure of health care, especially patient safety programs. This program mainly focuses on the issue of health and safety, a necessary component of safe, high quality patient care and essential for the wellbeing of patient and health care workers.

Program details:
Dhulikhel Hospital organized two induction programs for nurses on hospital orientation and Infection Prevention and Control on February 28th and March 1st, 2021. There were altogether 21 newly recruited nurses. The main objectives of the program were:
●To orient the newly recruited nurse about the hospital norms and values.
●To enhance the knowledge, skills and practices regarding infection prevention and control.

  • staff nurse induction


Day one: basically focused on hospital core values, nursing core values and history of Dhulikhel Hospital. It also mainly foregrounded on rules and regulation of the hospital. Introduction to nursing forms/ sheet and care plan, introduction to team nursing/ patient assignment sheet was done to all the nurses. There was also a session on how to write complete documentation, recording and reporting. Similarly, there was a visit for the hospital orientation in many departments.

Day two: was designed to give nurses basic training in the principles of infection prevention and control measures such as overview on Micro-organism, Standard Precautions, Transmission Based Precautions, Needle stick injury, Hospital acquired Infections and Cleaning, Disinfection and sterilization. Six lectures along with four skill stations, demonstration and case scenarios based on clinical practice were carried out during the program.

Pre-test and Post-test were done to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. The average mean score between pre-test and post-test was significantly increased from 13.9 to 20.9. There was a mean of 7 point increasing.

All the staff appreciated the induction program. They found it informative and effective as broad spectrums topics were covered including lectures, video presentation, skill stations, demonstration and re-demonstration. The participants were also motivated to take part in case discussion with rational thinking. However, they suggested expanding the time duration of induction, which would help them to grab all the information.

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