|Title:||Safe injection practice among health-care workers in Gharbiya Governorate, Egypt|
Aboul Ftouh, A.M.
El Shoubary, W.H.
|Abstract:||We assessed safe injection practices among 1100 health-care workers in 25 health-care facilities in Gharbiya Governorate. Questionnaires were used to collect information and 278 injections were observed using a standardized checklist. There was a lack of infection control policies in all the facilities and a lack of many supplies needed for safe injection. Proper needle manipulation before disposal was observed in only 41% of injections, safe needle disposal in 47.5% and safe syringe disposal in 0%. Reuse of used syringes and needles was reported by 13.2% of the health-care workers and 66.2% had experienced a needle-stick injury. Only 11.3% had received a full course of hepatitis B vaccination|
|Subject:||Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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