The Scientific World Journal / 2019 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

Hepatitis B and C Viral Infection: Prevalence, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Occupational Exposure among Healthcare Workers of Jimma University Medical Center, Southwest Ethiopia

Table 6

The attitude of healthcare workers of JUMC towards standard precautions, 11 Nov 2015 to 09 Jan 2016.

Items Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree

Since no one really knows what organism’s clients or patients may have, it is essential that standard precautions be used all the time.091761143

In the absence of compliance to standard precautions, healthcare facilities can be the source of infection and epidemic diseases7101959135

The glove should be used by all patient care contacts as a useful strategy for reducing the risk of transmission of organisms161555153

Physical barriers (protective goggles, face masks or aprons) should be used if splashes or spills of any body fluids (secretions or excretions) are likely.3141343157

Strongly agreeAgreeNeutralDisagreeStrongly disagree

It is safe to use syringe between patients if the needle is changed6340162883

To prevent accidental injury, contaminated needles should be recapped immediately after use9532213151

Hand washing:

Hand washing between every patient encounter is unnecessary413195297

Hand washing does not affect clinical outcome3328960100

Hand washing is unnecessary when gloves are worn2730166196

Routine or frequent hand washing is unnecessary29221366100

Frequent hand washing interrupts efficient patient care3133156388

Frequent hand washing damages skin and causes cracking, dryness, irritation, and dermatitis3246245771

Hand washing damages nails and nail polish2125187591

Hand washing is inconvenient3537286763

Hand washing takes too much time3432177671

Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree

Wearing gloves do not replace the need for hand hygiene3048206072

A separate pair of gloves must be used for each client.18341255111

A separate pair of gloves must be used when moving from one site to another site on the same patient (i.e., from respiratory care to a dressing change)3249174785

Sharps container should be:

Put as close to the point of use as possible, ideally within arm’s reach.2122157993

Attached to walls or other surfaces if at all possible.1327317980

Marked clearly so that people will not unknowingly use them for discarding other items.16152769103

Marked the fill line at the three-quarters full level.8262763106

Not be shaken to settle its contents and make room for more sharps.1620267395