The purpose of this study was to explore cancer center nurses experience of infection control.
From March 26 to 2019 to May 1, 2019 data were collected through focus group interviews and in-depth interviews. Data collected though interviews and field notes were analyzed using Colaizzi's phenomenological method. Participants were 12 registered nurses and 2 head nurses.
Fifteen themes emerged from four themes clusters. 1) Encountering barriers to infection control. 2) Infection control is still difficult. 3) Complaints about Infection Control Department exist. 4) Need to consider strategies for improving infection control.
The results of the study indicate that in order to facilitate infection control and increase the compliance rate of the guidelines, it is necessary to develop a program to increase the individual's competency associated with infection control and the elimination of negative factors. Further, mediation of external factors related to the hospital environment is necessary.