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Table 2 Knowledge of Debre Markos referral hospital health care workers in Debre Markos town, 2015

From: Knowledge, practice and associated factors of infection prevention among healthcare workers in Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Level of knowledge Frequency %
Disinfection prevent health care acquired infections Yes 140 93.33
No 10 6.67
Antiseptic prevent health care acquired infection Yes 141 94
No 9 6
Chemical sterilization technique used for every equipment Yes 58 37.31
No 92 62.69
Physical sterilization (heat/radiation technique used for every equipment Yes 50 37.31
No 84 62.69
All microorganisms including spores are destructed by autoclaving Yes 110 82.1
No 24 17.9
Every equipment need decontamination before sterilization Yes 132 88
No 18 12
Protective device minimizes health care acquired infection Yes 131 87.33
No 19 12.67
Wearing gloves replace the need for hand washing Yes 55 36.67
No 95 63.33
preparing 0.5% chlorine solution Yes 72 48
No 78 52
There is PEP for HIV after exposure. Yes 130 86.66
No 20 13.34
  1. PEP post exposure prophylaxi