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Research Proposals or Synopsis | Aerospace Engineering | Saudi Arabia | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016
Assessment of the Level of Awareness? Towards Occupational Injury among Medical Staff at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Makkha-Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Background In spite of the highlighting on patient safety in health care, few organizations have evaluated the extent to which safety is a strategic precedence or their culture supports patient safety. In response to the Institute of Medicines report and to an organizational commitment to patient safety, we conducted a efficient assessment of safety. Objective To assess the level of awareness towards occupational injury among medical staff at the King Abdul-Aziz University- Hospital, Saudi Arabia. Method A cross-sectional survey was conducted at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia. A 32 items self-administered questionnaire was provided to 200 medical staff in the research setting based on their area of their medical specialties to assess the level of awareness towards occupational injury among medical staff at the King Abdul-Aziz University- Hospital, Saudi Arabia. Results The findings showed that awareness towards Occupational Injury among some medical staff working at the KAUH was variable. The majority (82.0 %) of the medical staff had a high level of awareness towards Occupational Injury in relation to for decontamination of devices (with only contact with skin) washing with usual detergent is enough. On the other hand (69.5 %) of the medical staff had a lowest level of awareness towards Occupational Injury in relation to Blood spills should be cleaned up promptly with sodium hypochlorite. . Conclusions The current study results revealed that there were high levels of awareness among the medical staff towards occupational injury within the study setting.
Keywords: Safety Measures, Awareness, &Medical Staff
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,
Pages: 1629 - 1633