Emergency Medicine International / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

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 3

Practice level of study participants on standard precaution against blood borne pathogens among study participants in selected hospitals, February to March 2018.

VariablesFrequencyPercent

Reasons for not washing hands
Inaccessibility of hand washing materials3528.5
Not always necessary2419.5
Absence of hand washing materials1814.6
Emergency condition3024.4
I use glove
16
13

Wearing PPE before touching the patient
Yes8065
No4335

Device used as PPE
Apron3730.1
Mask5947.9
Utility glove7157.7
Gown6149.6
Eye protector glove2923.6
Boots shoes4231.1

How many times you sustained needle stick injury
1 times/year2769.2
2 times/year923.1
>3 times/year37.7

Reuse of medical equipment’s
Yes64.9
No117
95.1

Giving or decontaminate laryngoscope after use
Yes7964.2
No4435.8

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