Barriers Factors of Infection Control and Prevention in Intensive Care Units

1Esmaeil Mohammadnejad, Rasool Raznahan*, Fatemeh Ghonoodi, Ali Waleed Ibraheem, Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh, Arash Seifi

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Abstract:

Nosocomial or hospital-acquired infections (HAI) are a major problem in ICUs and one of the major causes of hospitalization, medical costs, and mortality. The purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers factors in the prevention and control of nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit. The present study was a qualitative research with conventional content analysis approach. Twenty-one healthcare workers were selected by purposive sampling method and a deep and semi-structured interview was conducted with them. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis method. Data analysis revealed the main theme of Barriers factors, which included four categories of Human factors, Environmental factors, Individual factors and Complexity. According to the findings, it is necessary to identify facilitators to make nosocomial infections better diagnosed and provide appropriate and effective planning to improve the safety and quality of patient care.

Keywords:

Qualitative Study, Nosocomial Infection, Intensive Care.

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages1136-1144