Vincent K. Mukthar
Vincent K. Mukthar, currently a senior Lecturer at Egerton University.
He is a Christian male born in in 1977 in Nandi County. He holds BScN (UEAB) year 2000 and MScN (Nursing education- UoN) year 2006. He formally registered for Doctor of Philosophy in 2017 at the School of Nursing Sciences (UoN) and hopes to graduate in 2020.
He was registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya (no. 206) in the year 2001 and consequently granted a valid practice licence by the same body.
He has vast experience having started his career as a Clinical Instructor in (2001). In the years 2002 to 2008, he was employed at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. He was employed in Egerton as a Tutorial Fellow/Assistant Lecturer (2008) and through hard-work rose to a Senior Lecturer grade.
He was appointed the departmental Examination Officer in 2008 and later promoted to Chairman of the Department in 2011 to 2018 when his term lapsed.
He is widely published and has thirteen (13) publications to his name.
The Effectiveness of Multi-pronged Educational Intervention to the Registered Nurses in Influencing the Compliance with the Standard Precautions in Selected County Referral Hospitals in Kenya
Background: In spite of widespread adoption of Standard Precautions by organizations, gaps in their implementation by healthcare workers have been noted. (Powers et al., 2016). A variety of interventions including Multi-pronged Educational Intervention have been designed to promote implementation of Standard Precautions as the basis for infection prevention and control.
Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of Multi-pronged Educational Intervention to Registered Nurses in influencing compliance with the Standard Precautions in Selected County Referral Hospitals
Methodology: This was a prospective Quasi Experimental study. The respondents were registered nurses in the selected hospitals. The instruments were self-administered Questionnaires and Observational schedule. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 20. The study has employed both descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze the data.
Results: The self-reported knowledge scores on the Standard Precautions were 58.5%. The knowledge scores on the Standard Precautions increased from 57.7% to 66.2% in the study group after the educational intervention. The self-reported compliance scores on the Standard Precautions were 48.8% for both groups combined after the interventions. The self-reported compliance scores on the Standard Precautions improved from 46.3% to 73.8% in the study group after the educational intervention. The observed compliance scores on the Standard Precautions were 62.7%. The observed compliance scores on the Standard Precautions increased from 61.3% to 67.6% in the study group after the educational intervention. Knowledge on the Standard precaution was a predictor to its compliance (AOR= 1.9, CI=1.1-3.6)
The study concluded that Multi-pronged Educational Intervention strategy is effective in influencing compliance with the Standard Precautions.
Recommendations: This study recommends that the Multi-pronged Educational Intervention informs policy development, practice, Nursing Education curricula and Continuous Medical Education.