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Knowledge, awareness and practice of needle stick and sharps injuries among healthcare service providers in King Fahd Hospital Saudi Arabia


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Awadh, Al Johani Abdulrahman (2016) Knowledge, awareness and practice of needle stick and sharps injuries among healthcare service providers in King Fahd Hospital Saudi Arabia. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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This study aims to shed lights on the knowledge, awareness and practice of needle stick and sharps injuries among healthcare service providers in Saudi Arabia using a King Fahd Hospital, the largest hospital in the country as a case study. The main objectives of study are (1) to assess the status of knowledge, staff attitude, precautionary measure and compliance with needle safety precautions, (2) study the relationship between the four dimensions, (3) identify the differences in four dimensions by the demographic factors (gender, job function, and experience) and lastly (4) to suggest practical solution for the needle stick and sharps injuries (NSSI) elimination. Results showed that 247 respondents achieved high level in terms of knowledge, precautionary measures and compliance with needle safety precautions while staff attitude achieved above average. Only precautionary measures were found to significantly influence compliance with needle safety precautions, in which higher precautionary measure, resulted in higher compliance with needle safety precautions. Level of knowledge showed significant differences for the interaction of gender and job function. Staff attitude showed significant differences for the interaction of gender and job function, and gender and experience. Precautionary measures showed significant differences for interaction of gender and experience. Lastly, based on the current status of knowledge, staff attitude, precautionary measure and compliance with needle safety precautions, study suggest the implementation of engineering control and elimination or substitution control will be more effective to deal with NSSI.


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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: Medical Staff, Hospital - ethics
Subject: Equipment and Supplies - standards
Subject: Safety Management
Call Number: FPSK(m) 2016 11
Chairman Supervisor: Karmegam Karuppiah, PhD
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 15:46
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 15:46
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/75274
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