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Objectives: the study aimed at assess nurses' knowledge Prevention and Precautions for Patients with Hepatitis Type C; and determine the effectiveness of the educational program on nurses' knowledge Prevention and Precautions for Patients with Hepatitis Type C.
Methodology: Quantitative research quasi-experimental design study conducted on two groups of nurses in order to identify and improve their awareness about this disease by using a questionnaire form and educational program in AL-Suwairah General Hospital. By a non probability purposive sample consists of 60 nurses .
Results: Findings illustrated there is a non-significant difference between the study and control groups in the pre-test at p-value more than 0.05, while there is a high significant difference between the study and control groups at the post-test with p-value less than 0.01. With respect to the statistical mean the study results indicate that there is an improvement in the study group responses after the application of the program compared with the control group.
Conclusion: Knowledge in terms of prevention and precautions for patients with hepatitis type C, nurses were deficit knowledge. There is no differences between the knowledge in both study and control groups in the pretest. There were improving in nurses' knowledge after post-test among study group for educational program concerning prevention and precautions for patients with hepatitis type C.
Recommendations: Encouraging nurses to be enrolled in training sessions to improve their knowledge to keep them up to date toward prevention and precautions for patients with hepatitis type C. Reassessment and follow-up for nurses need to be applied after education session to monitor, evaluate and to promote their knowledge to ensure their application in job.