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Title: Survey on adoption of measures to prevent nosocomial infection by anaesthesia personnel
Authors: Askarian, M.
Ghavanini, A.A.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of anaesthesia personnel regarding infection control in hospitals, a questionnaire was distributed to anaesthesiology personnel of different educational levels in the hospitals of southern Islamic Republic of Iran. Chi-squared significance, Fisher exact and Spearman rho correlation coefficient tests were used to analyse the responses. The results suggest that measures to prevent infection transmission during anaesthesia are inadequate in our hospitals. The implementation of adequate measures to control infection was significantly associated with respondents' beliefs as to whether anaesthesia can cause infection in anaesthesia personnel and/or patients. Increasing the knowledge base of anaesthesia personnel and raising their awareness as to the risk of infection are necessary to improve infection control procedures by anaesthesia personnel
Description: 416-421
Keywords: Attitude of Health Personnel
Chi-Square Distribution
Cross Infection
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Infection Control
Intraoperative Care
Personnel, Hospital
Subject: Anesthesiology
ISSN: 1020-3397
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