Factors that influence adherence to basic infection control precautions among nurses: scoping review protocol





knowledge; infection control; nursing


Introduction: Health care-associated infections have high costs and increased mortality rates, reducing people's quality of life.

Objective: Mapping the factors that influence adherence to standard precautions among/by nurses.

Methods: The Joanna Briggs Institute methodology will be used. The research considered the criteria defined and adapted to the databases included in the identification of relevant studies. Databases consulted CINAHL® Plus with Full Text and Nursing & Allied Health Collection via EBSCO, MEDLINE® via PubMed. Articles will be analyzed by title and abstract, eliminating those that do not meet the defined criteria. Data will be extracted by two independent reviewers. The inclusion criteria will be studies written in Portuguese, English and Spanish published in the last five years and extracted to the Rayyan QCRIÒ platform. Two independent reviewers will proceed with the analysis of the relevance of the articles, extraction and synthesis of the data, with the elaboration of the respective flowchart.

Results: The mapping of evidence will allow analyzing and knowing the factors that influence adherence to standard precautions among/by nurses. The results will be presented using an evidence table according to the objectives.

Conclusion: It is expected that this review will constitute a starting point for the critical analysis of studies related to factors that influence knowledge in nurses' adherence to standard precautions, helping to optimize practice and promote research and dissemination of knowledge.


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Ferreira, M., Silva, M., Teixeira, J. ., Lima, A., & Moreira, T. (2023). Factors that influence adherence to basic infection control precautions among nurses: scoping review protocol. Millenium - Journal of Education, Technologies, and Health, 2(22), e27877. https://doi.org/10.29352/mill0222.27877



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