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The Situation of Intensive Care Nurses Using Evidence-Based Guidelines in Preventing Central Venous Catheter-Related Infections


Artvin State Hospital, General Intensive Care Unit, Artvin, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Eurasia University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trabzon, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Artvin Çoruh University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Artvin, Turkey

Arch Health Sci Res 2022; 9: 154-160
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2022.22005
Read: 859 Downloads: 391 Published: 12 September 2022

Objective: This study was planned and implemented in order to determine the level of evidence-based guideline knowledge of nurses in preventing central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections.

Methods: The sample of the descriptive and cross-sectional study consisted of 394 nurses working in the intensive care units in Turkey between February 25, 2021, and May 5, 2021. “Nurse Personal Information Form” and “Evidence-Based Guidelines Evaluation Test of Intensive Care Nurses in Preventing Central Venous Catheter-Related Infections” were used to collect data. Descriptive statistics and comparison tests were used in the analysis of the data.

Results: The mean score of the participants’ knowledge test on the prevention of central venous catheter-related infections was 5.15 ± 2.19. It was found that the application with the most correct response (n = 332) was “it is recommended to change infusion sets in which lipid emulsions are given via central venous catheter within 24 hours.”

Conclusion: In this study, it was found that the level of knowledge of the nurses about evidence-based practices in the prevention of central venous catheter-related infections was not sufficient, this situation negatively affected their use of this information and the high level of education and experience increased the level of knowledge.

Cite this article as: Temiz O, Kızıltan B, Kanbay Y. The situation of intensive care nurses using evidence-based guidelines in preventing central venous catheterrelated infections. Arch Health Sci Res. 2022;9(3):154-160.

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