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					                      Knowledge of staff nurses regarding
                        needle prick injuries(N.P.I)
                                        ( Section I )

      Demographic Performa:-
1.        Name
2.        Sex
     (a)    Male (b) Female
3.        Age
     (a)      20 to 25 years (b) 25 to 30 years
4.        Religion
     (a)      Hindu (b) Muslim (c) Christian (d) Others
5.        Education
     (a)      Primary (b) Secondary (c) Intermediate (d) GNM
6.        Type of Family
      (a)     Nuclear (b) Joined (c) Extended (d) Living alone
7.        Language
      (a)     Hindi (b) Malayalam (c) Tamil (d) English

                                 (Section II)
      Please tick mark ( ) against the correct answers:-
         1. Did you report the injuries to the clinic in charge or the
           (a) Yes (b) No
         2. Weather you received adequate medical care (Post-Exposure prophylaxis) and did you get your
              self tested For H.I.V., hepatitis-B or any other antibiotics after the injury?
           (a) Yes (b) No
         3. Are you immunized against hepatitis-B?
           (a) Yes (b) No
         4. Any incidence of H.I.V., hepatitis-B, hepatitis-C to any colleague Which was due to N.P.I.?
           (a) Yes (b) No
          5 . Does your setup have a sharp management policy?
           (a) Yes (b) No
         6. Have you received any training about using sharp instrument handling?
           (a) Yes ( b) No
         7. Does your setup maintain a sharp injury record?
           (a) Yes ( b) No
        8. Is your setup committed for providing a safe environment in terms Of N.P.I.?
           (a) Yes (b) No
        9. Are you aware that the N.P.I. could be potentially dangerous to you?
           (a) Yes (b) No
       10. Did you even have (N.P.I.)
           (a) Yes (b) No
       11. Have you reported the incident of N.P.I.?
           (a) Yes (b) No
12. Do you Know about the universal precaution guidelines?
   (a)  Yes (b) No
13. Have you taken pre-exposure treatment?
   (a)  Yes (b) No
14. Do you wash you hands before and after patient examination?
   (a)  Yes (b) No
15. Are you keeping universal precautions in mind during N.P.I.?
   (a) Yes (b) No

                    (Section III )
 Choose the correct answer:-
           1. Which diseases are transmitted by N.P.I.?
              (a) Hepatitis-A (b) Hepatitis-C (c) AIDS (d) All of the above
           2. What is the frequency of N.P.I. per year?
              (a) 1:2 times (b) 3:4 times (c) 5:6 times (d) Not sure
           3. What do you do when N.P.I. occurs?
              (a) Report immediately (b) Wash out in running water
              (c) Clean it with antiseptic (d) None of the above.
           4. With which of the following vaccine have you been Vaccinated?
               (a) Hepatitis-B (b) Tetanus (c) B.C.G. (d) All of the above
           5. As the staff nurse what protective measures do you take to prevent your self from injury ?
               (a) Face mask and gloves (b) Eye wear
               (c) Protective clothing       (d) All of the above
           6. Are you keeping universal precaution in mind during N.P.I.?
               (a). No (b) Yes (c) No need (d) Some times
           7. Where do you dispose the needle?
               (a) In needle burner (b) In incinerator (c) In red bucket (d) Don’t Know
           8. What you have to do after a N.P.I?
               (a) Washing hands in running water (b) Taking T.T. injection
               (c) Calling for help (d) None of the above
           9. N.P.I. can be prevented by?
               (a) Washing hands (b) Safe disposal of needles
               (c) Using antiseptic techniques (d) all of the above
          10. What are the universal precautions for N.P.I.?
               (a) Safe disposal of needle (b) Hand washing after any direct contact with patient
               (c) Immunization (d) All of the above
          11. Reasons for not reporting N.P.I.?
               (a)    Fear of H.I.V. testing (b) Don’t know where and whom to Inform
               (c)    Fear of disciplinary action (d) All of the above
          12. Percentage of getting H.I.V. after N.P.I.?
               (a)     100%        (b) 50%        (c) 30%        (d) 0.3%
          13.      Percentage of getting hepatitis-C after N.P.I.?
                (a)     50%     (b) 1% (c) 3%               (d) 90%
          14.      What should be the immediate response to N.P.I.?
               (a)     Drawing out blood from pricked site (b) Washing the site with running water
               (c)     Washing the site with antiseptic (d) None of the above
         15.      Give suggestion to prevent N.P.I.?
               (a)     Universal precaution adoption (b) Using nursing barrier methods
               (c)      Both a & b (d) None of the above

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