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Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital

Priyanka Gupta, Annal Vaidya, Shreya Sodhani.

Abstract
Background: Infection control occupies a unique position in the field of patient safety since it is universally relevant to health care workers and patients at every single health-care encounter. Most of the healthcare-associated infections are preventable. Through this study, the awareness, practices, and adherence to standard precautions among the resident doctors were sought.

Objectives: The objectives of this study were as follows: (1) To determine the level of awareness, practices, and adherence to standard precautions for infection control among resident doctors and (2) to determine factors affecting infection control.

Materials and Methods: After obtaining permission from the Institutional Ethics Committee, an observational study was conducted among the resident doctors in the post-natal care ward (PNC) of a tertiary care hospital. Data collection was done using direct observations, a structured validated interview schedule, and discussions with 21 resident doctors working in the PNC.

Results: About 71% of the study population had received a training in standard precautions. Specific infection control protocol as suggested in standard precautions was followed for infection control by 76% of the population. Hepatitis B vaccination coverage with three doses of the vaccine is only 66.6% in the study population. Good awareness in standard precautions considering all five elements together was seen in 57% of respondents. Good practice of standard precautions was seen in 52% of doctors. When the individual elements were considered separately, good practice was seen the least for waste disposal. Most respondents had good practice in hand hygiene and cough hygiene.

Conclusion: Deficient adherence to standard precautions among health-care providers warrants new induction and monitoring strategies.

Key words: Adherence; Infection Control; Standard Precautions; Resident Doctors


 
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Gupta P, Vaidya A, Sodhani S. Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(10): 789-793. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019


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Gupta P, Vaidya A, Sodhani S. Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=54142 [Access: October 21, 2019]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019


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Gupta P, Vaidya A, Sodhani S. Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(10): 789-793. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019



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Gupta P, Vaidya A, Sodhani S. Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2019), [cited October 21, 2019]; 8(10): 789-793. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019



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Gupta, P., Vaidya, . A. & Sodhani, . S. (2019) Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 8 (10), 789-793. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019



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Gupta, Priyanka, Annal Vaidya, and Shreya Sodhani. 2019. Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (10), 789-793. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019



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Gupta, Priyanka, Annal Vaidya, and Shreya Sodhani. "Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8 (2019), 789-793. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019



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Gupta, Priyanka, Annal Vaidya, and Shreya Sodhani. "Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8.10 (2019), 789-793. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019



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Gupta, P., Vaidya, . A. & Sodhani, . S. (2019) Standard precautions: Awareness, practice, and adherence among obstetrics and gynecology resident doctors of a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (10), 789-793. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618304072019





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