Institutional Repository

Patterns of occupational exposure to patients' body fluids among health care workers in Tikuranbesa University Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Zungu. L. I.
dc.contributor.author Wondwossen Desta Atlaw
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-24T10:05:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-24T10:05:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02
dc.date.submitted 2013-10-24
dc.identifier.citation Wondwossen Desta Atlaw (2013) Patterns of occupational exposure to patients' body fluids among health care workers in Tikuranbesa University Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/11922> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/11922
dc.description.abstract Background: Accidental exposure to patients’ body fluids (BFs) is an occupational hazard among health care workers (HCWs). The study aimed at describing the patterns of exposure to patients’ BFs among HCWs at a university hospital in Ethiopia. Methods: A contextual descriptive cross-sectional design was used for this study. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data. Results: The one year and professional life prevalence of occupational exposure to patients’ BFs among HCWs was 33.5% and 66.5% respectively. Circumstances that led to participants’ exposures to patients’ BFs include needle stick injuries to fingers and splashes to the eyes (82.4%); conducting procedures included blood withdrawal (10.8%) and inserting intravenous infusions (8.1%) and recapping of used needles (12.2%). Conclusion: Findings of this study generally indicated that occupational exposures to patients’ BF of different types and circumstances were common among all categories of HCWs in the study site. This high finding of BF exposure should not be over looked. HCWs should follow the universal precaution protocol and PEP need to be strengthened en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 65 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Health care workers en
dc.subject Body fluid en
dc.subject Post-exposure prophylaxis en
dc.subject University hospital en
dc.subject Ethiopia en
dc.subject.ddc 617.14309633
dc.subject.lcsh Tikuranbesa University Hospital
dc.subject.lcsh Needlestick injuries -- Ethiopia --Addis Ababa -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational diseases -- Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Medical personnel -- Protection --Ethiopia -- Addis Ababa
dc.title Patterns of occupational exposure to patients' body fluids among health care workers in Tikuranbesa University Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UnisaIR


Browse

My Account

Statistics