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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.103

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

A STUDY ON THE HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION AMONG HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND ITS PREVENTION

Dr. Abid Ashraf Sheikh*, Dr. P. Karkuzhali

ABSTRACT

Aim: Assessment of various risk factors among health care professionals at a Tertiary health care professionals. Introduction: This survey assessed knowledge, compliance and the attitude regarding standard precautions about hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and the associated determinants among different categories of healthcare professionals. Methods and materials: Questionnaire was prepared and distributed among various categories of health care professionals. It included a total of seven questions that mainly emphasized on the most common causes of exposures, hand hygiene, use of PPE etc. Results: Out of a total of 100 participants, 70% of them have experienced an accidental exposure in their work period that proves that the complications arising due to the work practices among the HCW’s still is increasing at an alarming rates. Conclusion: The results have emphasized the need for adopting and following all the preventive recommendations by all health care professionals and also there is a need to update the health care related policies as per the requirements.

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