Knowledge and Practices of Hand Washing and Glove Utiliz ation Among the Health Care Providers of Shenen Gibe Hospital, South West Ethiopia
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 391-397
Received: Apr. 3, 2015; Accepted: Apr. 24, 2015; Published: May 9, 2015
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Birhanu Stotie Alemu, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Public Health and Medical Science, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Asmamaw Demis Bezune, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Public Health and Medical Science, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Jophin Joseph, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Public Health and Medical Science, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
Addis Adera Gebru, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, North Wollo, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Yonas Yimam Ayene, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, North Wollo, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Birhan Alemnew Tamene, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Woldia University, North Wollo, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
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Background Nosocomial or Hospital Acquired infections-Is an infection that is neither present nor incubating at the time the patient came to the health care facility(hospital). Nosocomial refers to the association between care and the subsequent onset of infection. To prevents this infection open hand washing and glove utilization practice is simple and an important method. Objectives: To investigate the knowledge and practice of hand washing and glove utilization among the health care workers of Shenen Gibe Hospital. Method: Acrosssectional study design was used to investigate the knowledge and practice of hand washing and glove utilization among the health care provider of Shenen Gibe Hospital. A structured self-administered pre-tested questionnaire was used for all 47 health professionals by Universal sampling techniques. Results: All the 47 staffs have responded to the questionnaire and the distribution of the staff was: 7(14.8%) physicians, 3(6.4%) were BSc Nurses, 21(44.8%) was clinical nurse, 8(17%) were mid wifery nurse, 5(10.6%) labtech. and the rest were anesthetist 3(6.4%). From this 15 (31.9%) were males and 32(68.1%) were females. From 47 respondents, 39(82.97%) and 32(68.08%) of them have adequate knowledge and practice of hand washing and glove utilization respectively. From the total of 47 respondents, 24(51%) of them have complied with the recommended procedures of hand washing and glove utilization, while 23(49%) of them did not comply. Conclusion and Recommendation: Majority of the study subjects have adequate knowledge and practice about hand washing and glove utilization. Most of the respondents were compiled with the recommended procedures of hand washing and glove utilization. Regular practice of hand washing and glove utilization requires regular supplies like soap, water, dry &clean to well and acceptable glove depending on the type of procedure to perform at all time. Therefore oromia health bureau should facilitate these facilities in the hospital wards. The hospital authorities are urged to post the general guidelines for the staff a teach hand washing sites.
Keywords
Nosocomial Infections, Hand Washing, Glove Utilization, Shenen Gibe Hospital
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Birhanu Stotie Alemu, Asmamaw Demis Bezune, Jophin Joseph, Addis Adera Gebru, Yonas Yimam Ayene, Birhan Alemnew Tamene, Knowledge and Practices of Hand Washing and Glove Utiliz ation Among the Health Care Providers of Shenen Gibe Hospital, South West Ethiopia, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 391-397. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150303.24
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