Motivation of infection control in nurses' viewpoint

Diāna Platace, Kristine Puzirevska, Amanda Kreile, Inga Millere

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The spread of hospital infections in high-risk units remains even though infection control and prevention measures are being improved annually. It is associated with factors such as age, severity of the underlying disease, duration of hospitalization, antibacterial therapy, resistance to microorganisms, and the number of invasive procedures. The human resources and the financial distribution in medicine play the key role in controlling infections. Intensive care nurses supervising and taking care of the patients 24 hours a day have an invaluable role in controlling infections and reducing hospital infections. The aim of the study is to find out the nurses' opinions about the factors motivating infection control in the intensive care units and in the department of internal medicine. The study used a quantitative study method-survey (n = 160). The questionnaire included questions about the factors influencing infection control and the factors motivating the nurse. Questionnaires involved nurses in the intensive care units and in the department of internal medicine, who care for patients in Latvian multifunctional regional hospitals. The study suggests that nurses are motivated by both material and non-material motivating factors. The material motivating factors in nurses' viewpoint are maintenance of workplace, the premium of work quality, the premium for night work and overtime, premium for work on holidays, possibility to attend courses and training, vacation pay, as well as environment of work. The non-material motivating factors in nurses' viewpoint are the attitude of the supervisor, being respectful of their workplace, the relations with colleagues, acknowledgment for the work done, the responsibility at work, the pride and respect for the work to be done, the challenges, interesting job and variety in work tasks, as well as the growth and development in the workplace.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
EditorsL. Vilka , J. Vike
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-7598-9112-2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020
Event7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare": Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 10 Oct 201812 Oct 2018
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2261-2424


Conference7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare"
Internet address

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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