Knowledge and Performance of Nurse about Environmental Cleaning Bundle in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Document Type : Original Article


1 BSc. Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

2 Assistant Professor, pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

3 Professor, Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt


The hospital setting serves as a reservoir for the spread of bacteria that might cause infections. If not eliminated
by cleaning, some germs can persist in hospitals for several months, creating a persistent transmission danger. Cleaning
procedures can lower the risk of acquisition and emphasize how important environmental hygiene is to the prevention
and control of infections. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the environmental cleaning bundle
knowledge and skills of the neonatal nurses working at Kafr-Saad General Hospital. This study was conducted on 22 onduty
nurses using a descriptive cross-sectional study design. Two structured self-administrated questionnaires were used
to evaluate socio-demographic and occupational characteristics, knowledge, and performance. The current study's
findings showed that 50.0% and 72.7% of nurses had fair and incompetent overall degrees of knowledge and
performance, respectively. According to the study's findings, almost half of the nurses in neonatal intensive care units
have fair levels of overall knowledge, and nearly three-quarters have levels of overall performance that are incompetent.
The study suggests running regular, up-to-date on-the-job training sessions for neonatal nurses in environmental cleanup.