A study on awareness of hospital acquired infections amongst undergraduate medical students in a tertiary care centre

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Author Details : Priyanka Agarwal, Nitesh Mohan*

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 424-429


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Background: Nosocomial infections are prevalent to a great extent in our health care system. Moreover the prevalence of infective diseases is increasing in medical college students due to less immunity developing in them. Hostel stay, dietary habits further adds to the chances of acquiring oral and gastrointestinal infections. Needles-tick injuries lead to the transmission of viral infestations and are a potentially serious threat to students. The undergraduate medical education is the formative phase and appropriates moment for acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills. There is lack of evidence regarding explicit infection control training in the curriculum of most medical undergraduate courses, which needs to be assessed.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study will be our college on students of MBBS course through an online pre-coded, pre-designed, close end questionnaire which will mainly focus on the information about awareness of acquiring hospital based infections.
Implications: The study will give an idea of prevailing infections amongst medical students and common routes of entry. This will help in further planning of proper control measures to curb these, so as to reduce the prevalence of hospital acquired infections amongst medical students.

Keywords: Hospital acquired infections, Nosocomial infections.

How to cite : Agarwal P, Mohan N, A study on awareness of hospital acquired infections amongst undergraduate medical students in a tertiary care centre. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2020;5(4):424-429

Copyright © 2020 by author(s) and IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

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