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Table 3 Practice of Debre Markos referral hospital health care workers on infection prevention Debre Markos town, 2015

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

Variables Practice
Yes No
Wash hands with soap before patient care 66 (44%) 84 (56%)
Wash hands with soap after patient care/contact with fluid 100(66.7%) 50(33.3%)
Wash hands without soap before and after patient care 70 (46.66) 80(53.34)
Used all type of personal protective equipment (PPE) 42(28%) 108(72%)
Type of PPE in patient care gloves 128(85.33) 22(14.67%)
goggles 140(93.3) 10(6.7%)
mask 42(28%) 108 (72%)
gown 62(41.33) 78(58.67%)
Changing time of chlorine solutions Every 24 h 85(56.7%) 65(43.3%)
After two days 45(30%) 105(70%)
Don’t know 20(13%) 130(87%)
Used Infection prevention guideline/evidence 53(35.3%) 97(64.7%)
Recap needle before disposing 48 (32%)) 102(68%)
History of contact for blood, fluid or stick injury 98(65.33) 52(34.67%)
Measures used after exposed for blood/stick injury (n = 98) Taking PEP 59(60%) 39(40%)
Clean by alcohol 70(71.5%) 28(28.5%)
Washing with water 85(86.7%) 13(13.3%)
Give health education for patients about HCAI 97(64.66) 53(35.34%)
Cover wounds on the skin before you start your work 98(65.33) 52(34.67%)
Vaccinated against common pathogen 43(28.66) 107(71.34)
Used needles or sharps put on containers 97(64.66) 53(35.34%)
Containers disposed of when they are three quarters full 60(40%) 90(60%)
  1. HCAI Health Care Acquired Infection, IP Infection prevention, PEP Post exposure prophylaxis