Emergency Medicine International / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Assessment of Knowledge and Practices of Standard Precaution against Blood Borne Pathogens among Doctors and Nurses at Adult Emergency Room in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Table 2

Knowledge of study participants on standard precautions against blood borne pathogens in selected hospitals, February to March 2018.

Variables FrequencyPercent

Handwashing after touching patient intact skin
Always6351.2
Often1512.2
Sometimes3931.7
Never64.9

Reason for reuse of syringe and needle
Shortage of supply2318.7
Knowledge deficit6754.5
Carelessness2419.5
To reduce cost of treatment97.3

Had blood or body fluid splash to eye, mouth, or nose
Yes4536.6
No7460.2
Do not remember43.3

Measures taken after exposure to blood and body fluids
Wash with soap and water10585.4
Wash with alcohol, iodine, chlorine4234.1
Visiting VCT8065.0
Seek PEP7460.2
Report to head person6149.6
Others 2520.3

Source of infection
Health personnel8770.7
Contaminated medical equipment11190.2
Contaminated air9375.6
Other patients6250.4
Others2419.5

N.B: Others=consulting physicians; others=insect and small animals.

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