Ihn-sook Jeong

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine the occurrence of nosocomial infections (NIs), including infection rates, main infection sites, and common microorganisms. Patients included in the study were taken from a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), in a hospital in South Korea. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed by reviewing chart. The(More)
BACKGROUND Standard precautions are widely adopted to prevent the transmission of bloodborne pathogens among health care workers. There is no system to monitor compliance with standard precautions among health care workers, and few studies have been done to identify the level of compliance with standard precautions among health care workers in South Korea.(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates resulting from the use of four perineal care agents (soap-and-water, skin cleansing foam, 10% povidone-iodine, and normal saline) among patients in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS This four-group experimental study was done with 97 adult patients who had urinary(More)
OBJECTIVE Cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine, is a useful marker of exposure to tobacco smoke and self-reporting of smoking status is thought not to be reliable. This study aimed to evaluate the agreement between the smoking self-report among adolescents and the urinary cotinine test. METHODS The study subjects were 1226 middle and high school(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted in 4 intensive care units (ICUs) to investigate the effect of the central line (CL) bundle on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). METHODS During phase 1 (baseline, from April 2009 to March 2010), active surveillance and training on hand hygiene only were conducted. During phase 2 (intervention, from(More)
PURPOSE This study was to compare the predictive validity of Norton Scale(1962), Cubbin & Jackson Scale(1991), and Song & Choi Scale(1991). METHOD Data were collected three times per week from 48-72 hours after admission based on the four pressure sore risk assessment scales and a skin assessment tool for pressure sore on 112 intensive care unit(ICU)(More)
BACKGROUND There are few studies on the prevalence of dementia in South Korea. This study was designed to estimate the prevalence rate of dementia in a metropolitan city of South Korea, Busan. METHODS This was a cross-sectional epidemiological study of 1101 residents aged 65 or over in a metropolitan city (Busan) as of 31 December 2001 who were selected(More)
BACKGROUND The recently introduced concept of hands-free technique (HFT) currently has no recommendations or formal educational program for use in the Republic of Korea. This study evaluated the level of HFT use and investigated factors related to HFT use among Korean operating room nurses. METHOD Data were obtained through a self-administered(More)
PURPOSE This study was to investigate the characteristics and related factors of breast cancer screening and repeat screening, and to propose nursing interventions to increase the rate of breast cancer screening and repeat screening. METHOD Study subjects was 236 women residing in the community, teachers and nurses who were older than 45 were recruited.(More)
BACKGROUND The high incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the Republic of Korea has focused attention on monitoring the occurrence and characteristics of needlestick and sharps injuries (NSIs) as part of an effort to reduce the occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens such as HBV. This study investigated NSIs reported in a tertiary referral hospital(More)