A quasi experimental study with one group pretest and posttest without control group design was undertaken in Vinayaka Missions Hospital, Salem to assess the effectiveness of video assisted teaching module regarding central venous catheter related blood steam infections and its prevention on knowledge of staff nurses working in ICU. Data was collected from 50 staff nurses selected by purposive sampling technique using closed ended questionnaire from 20.09.10 to 02.10.10. Data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Demographic characteristic reveals that the highest percentage (82%) of the staff nurses were in the age group of 21-25 years, were females (78%) were having B.Sc. nursing degree (80%). Highest percentage were having less than one years of experience (52%), were working MICU (50%), SICU (24%), ICCU(26%) and CTICU(22%) and did not attend in-service program (82%). Overall pretest mean score was 19.5±4.71 (48%) whereas it was 29.62±3.21 (72%) in posttest revealing 24% enhancement of knowledge score. Area wise highest post test mean score was 81% which was obtained for the area of “The type of central venous associated infections” whereas the lowest post test mean score was 68% of the total score obtained for the area of “Precaution while taking care of patients with CVC”. Effectiveness of VATM was highest for the staff nurses in the age group of above 35 years (51%) and with B.Sc nursing (78%), with 4-6 years of experience (78%), working in Medical Intensive care unit(72%) higher in female staff nurses (78%), and for those who had not attended in-service education program regarding central venous catheter related blood stream infections and its prevention (82%). Highly significant (P<0.01) difference was found between the area wise score values of pretest and posttest knowledge score and no significant (p>0.05) association was found between posttest knowledge scores in relation to age, gender, professional qualification, years of experience, departments of work and in-service education program attended.
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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching Module regarding Central Venous Catheter Related Blood Stream Binu Xavier. Infections and its Prevention on Knowledge of Staff Nurses Working in ICU. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 3(2): April.-June 2013; Page 61-65.