Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Compliance with Standard Precautions and Associated Factors among Healthcare Workers in Gondar University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Table 2

Level of compliance with SPs among HCWs working in Gondar University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014 ().

Components of SPsLevel of compliance
AlwaysSometimesSeldom

Wash hands before touching a patient74 (18.2%)82 (20.1%)251 (61.7%)
Wash hands before clean or aseptic procedures161 (39.6%)144 (35.4%)102 (25.1%)
Wash hands after body fluid exposure375 (92.2%)28 (6.8%)4 (1%)
Wash hands after touching a patient113 (27.8%)124 (30.5%)170 (41.8%)
Wash hands immediately after removal of gloves328 (80.6%)49 (12%)30 (7.4%)
Wash hands between patient contact79 (19.4%)104 (25.6%)224 (55%)
Wash hands after touching patient surroundings91 (22.4%)129 (31.7%)187 (45.9%)
I provide nursing care considering all patients as potentially infectious110 (27%)132 (32.4%)165 (40.5%)
I protect myself against body fluids of all patients regardless of their diagnosis132 (32.4%)151 (37.1%)122 (30%)
I wear clean gloves whenever there is a possibility of exposure to any body fluids361 (88.7%)32 (7.9%)14 (3.4%)
I change gloves between contacts with different patients362 (88.9%)39 (9.5%)6 (1.5%)
I avoid wearing my gown out of hospital compounds153 (37.6%)232 (57%)22 (5.4%)
I wear a waterproof apron whenever there is a possibility of body fluid splashing in my body153 (37.6)211 (51.8%)43 (10.6%)
I wear eye goggles whenever there is a possibility of body fluid splashing in my face88 (21.6%)80 (19.7%)238 (58.5%)
I sterilize all reusable equipment before being used on another patient300 (73.7%)88 (21.6%)19 (4.7%)
I clean and disinfect equipment and environmental surfaces156 (38.3%)148 (36.4%)103 (25.3%)
I segregate noninfectious wastes in black colour coded dust bin123 (30.2%)192 (47.2%)92 (22.6%)
I segregate infectious medical wastes in yellow coloured coded dust bin140 (34.4%)177 (43.5%)90 (22.1%)
I never bend needles with my hands311 (76.4%)68 (16.7%)28 (6.9%)
I avoid removing used needles from disposable syringes221 (54.3%)132 (32.4%)54 (13.3%)
I place used sharps in puncture-resistant container at point of use355 (87.2%)41 (10%)11 (2.8%)
I never recap needles239 (58.7%)100 (24.6%)68 (16.7%)

Always means never.