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Assessment of the utilization of standard precaution in the prevention of disease among health care workers in Madonna University Teaching Hospital

 Department: Public Health  
 By: usericon Ekings  

 Project ID: 2776
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Abstract
Standard precautions are guidelines recommended by the Centre for Disease Control for reducing the risk of transmission of bloodborne pathogens in the clinical setting. Hospitals being one of the most hazardous places to work predispose health workers, especially medical laboratory scientists, to the risk of bloodborne infections and sometimes death. This study aims to assess the utilization of standard precautions in the prevention of disease among healthcare workers in Madonna University Teaching Hospital. The study utilized a cross-sectional design and random sampling method to identify 200 medical personnel working in Madonna University Teaching Hospital in Rivers State, Nigeria and the information on utilization of standard precautions in disease prevention were assessed using a validated self-structured questionnaire. Results were analyzed using SPSS 21.0. Two hundred participants were enrolled for this study following securing their consent to participate. It was found that the results of the current study reveal that 42.29% of the participants were having poor knowledge who gave less than 14 correct answers out of 27 questions. 40.3% had average knowledge who gave 14-17 correct answers and only 17.41% had good knowledge and gave 18 or more correct answers out of 27 questions being asked. The results showed that medical professionals and workers were well informed on standard precautions and adherence was also high as well with a percentage of 91.5%. In conclusion, the overall information was good and the productive effect on adherence was significant but the motivation was low there is a need to increase motivation amongst medical workers as this would significantly improve overall adherence to standard precautions thereby preventing the spread of infection from patients to the health workers. ...
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