Knowledge And Practices Of Standard Precautions Among Nurses In Nigeria Pdf
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Standard precautions are infection control techniques against pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. This study aims to assess knowledge and practice of standard precautions against blood borne pathogens among doctors and nurses in adult emergency room, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Institutional based cross sectional study was conducted from February to March A total of study participants selected from four public hospitals were enrolled in this study. Data were collected using standardized pretested questionnaire and thencoded, entered, checked for completeness, and analyzed using SPSS version statisticalsoftware. Chi-square test was used to measure the association between variables.
Background: Universal precautions is an approach to infection control to treat all human blood and certain human body fluids as if they were known to be infectious for HIV, HBV and other bloodborne pathogens. The CDC recommends Standard Precautions for the care of all patients, regardless of their diagnosis or presumed infection status. Health care personals are at risk of being exposed to blood-borne pathogens. The aim of the study to determine the knowledge, attitude and practice of medical and nursing students towards universal precautions. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out at S.
Background: Healthcare-associated infections HAIs have been reported to be a serious problem in the healthcare services as they are common causes of illness and mortality among hospitalized patients including healthcare workers HCWs. Compliance with these standard precautions has been shown to reduce the risk of exposure to blood and body fluids. Aims: This study therefore assesses the level of knowledge and compliance with standard precautions by the various cadre of HCWs and the factors influencing compliance in hospital environment in Nasarawa State, Northern Nigeria. Majority of the people reside in the rural areas while a few are found in the towns, informal settlements with no direct access to healthcare facilities are common. Materials and Methods: This study is an analytical, cross-sectional study. Proportional sampling technique was used to obtain a representative sample and a structured self-administered questionnaire was used to collect relevant information from the healthcare providers working in Nasarawa State from January to February Statistical analysis used: To describe patient characteristics, we calculated proportions and medians.
Background: Healthcare acquired infections HCAIs otherwise call nosocomial infection is associated with increased morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients and predisposes healthcare workers HCWs to an increased risk of infections. The study explores the knowledge and practices of infection control among HCW in a tertiary referral center in North-Western Nigeria. Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study.
Correspondence Address : Dr. Background: Standard precautions SPs are crucial in protecting both health-care workers HCWs and patients from nosocomial infections. A pretested questionnaire was used and analysis done using SPSS version Results: The HCWs studied were , mostly females
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Background: Health care workers are at risk of various occupational hazards such as blood borne and other pathogens infections in the hospital in the course of carrying out their duties. This study aims to assess the factors affecting compliance with standard precautions SP s among Health care workers in primary, secondary and tertiary hospitals in Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of health care workers involved in clinical practices from 19 Government health facilities in North central Nigeria. A multi-staged sampling technique was used and data collected using a semi-structured self-administered questionnaire and analysed using Epi-info 7 and associations tested using chi square test and logistic regression. Results: Of participants interviewed, knowledge was above average in Majority of the respondents Conclusion: Health care workers in primary health facilities were less likely to be compliant with standard precautions than those in tertiary health facilities.
Standard precautions SP refer to the minimum infection prevention practice applied whenever providing patient care, irrespective of the diagnosis. SP is applied to all patients all the time to prevent unprotected contact with body fluids so that bloodborne infections and the risks of infection transmission are unlikely. It involves various components that when consistently practised, prevents the spread of infection to health care workers, patients, and visitors. This study assessed the knowledge and practice of standard precaution among health care workers in public primary and secondary facilities in Edo State. A Cross-Sectional study design was used to study HCWs in both public primary and secondary health facilities.
Emergency Medicine International
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