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Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2020, 8(1), 36-42
DOI: 10.12691/jephh-8-1-5
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Analysis of Hospital Personnel Infection Control Procedures at Delivery Room

Samar S. Ahmed1, and Mohamed Nabil Soliman ElGebely2

1Community Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Department, Suez Faculty of Medicine, Suez University, Egypt

2Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Suez Faculty of Medicine, Suez University, Egypt

Pub. Date: March 27, 2020

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Samar S. Ahmed and Mohamed Nabil Soliman ElGebely. Analysis of Hospital Personnel Infection Control Procedures at Delivery Room. Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2020; 8(1):36-42. doi: 10.12691/jephh-8-1-5


Nosocomial infection control within a health care facility reduces morbidity and mortality and can be achieved with limited resources. Aim of the study: Assess knowledge and standard practices of infection control among health care personnel’s during normal vaginal delivery (NVD). Subjects and Method: Descriptive study conducted at site of delivery rooms in three governmental hospitals. During interview all physicians 22 and nurses 74 working at these units were included in the study. Their infection control knowledge evaluated by questionnaire and performance evaluated by observation checklist. Results: Physicians < 5 years’ experience showed higher knowledge and performance than physicians working > 5 years significantly; except in insertion of urinary catheter steps were higher significantly in physicians > 5 years’ experience. Nurses have Bachelor of Science in nursing and those having <5 years’ experience had significant higher score of knowledge about universal precautions of infection control significantly than other nurses. Significant higher performance score for nurses with Bachelor of Science in nursing when compared with other nurses and years of nurses experiences positively correlated with hand washing, wearing and changing gloves and care of patient’s equipment and sterilization of equipment. Although 43.2 % nurses stated that they attended on job training program about infection control; there were no impact of training on knowledge and performance of trained nurses. Conclusion: Health care personnel knowledge need to be updated, as well as to reinforce proper practices related to infection control through provision of continuing education programs on regular basis.

universal precautions infection control normal vaginal delivery nosocomial infection health care personnel’s

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