Nurses activities managing the nosocomial infections in surgical profile departments
Slauga. Mokslas ir praktika viršelis 2020 Nr. 9 (285)
Peer-reviewed article
Laura Gauryliūtė
Klaipėda university; Klaipėda Republic hospital
Nijolė Galdikienė
Klaipėda State University of Applied Sciences
Published 2020-09-28


nosocomial infection
infection management
nursing activities
surgical profile section

How to Cite

Gauryliūtė L. and Galdikienė N. (2020) “Nurses activities managing the nosocomial infections in surgical profile departments”, Slauga. Mokslas ir praktika, 1(9 (285), pp. 1-7. Available at: (Accessed: 26July2021).


Nosocomial infections (NI) are one of the biggest health problems associated with health care worldwide. According to the Institute of Hygiene, NI is the most common adverse event (30.7%) in personal health care institutions. Nowadays, the question is often raised whether it is possible to prevent nosocomial infections? It is not possible to completely prevent nosocomial infections, but they can only be reduced because there are always people with infections in the treatment facility, and the microorganisms easily spread through the hands, air and surfaces.

According to the research data, the majority of nurses’ report having sufficient knowledge of nosocomial infections and almost all nurses involved in the research are able to assess the importance of risk factors.