Public Health & Community Medicine
Community Health and Primary Care
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Topic: Infection Prevention &Control- Perceptions And Practices Of Health Care Workers In Secondary Health Facilities In Lagos State
Healthcare associated infections are a serious public health threat globally with potential to limit the quality and safety of health care provided to the sick. strict implementation of WHO recommended infection Prevention and Control measures at all times and particularly during outbreaks of infectious disease have potential to increase access to safe and quality health care.
The aim of this study is to assess the perceptions and practices of health care workers in secondary health facilities in Lagos State with regards to provision and implementation of IPC materials and measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|1.||MD (Doctor of Medicine) (Public Health & Community Medicine)||National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria||2021|
Perceptions, Practice And Implementation of COVID-19 Related Infection Prevention And Control Measures Among Healthcare Workers In Secondary Health Facilities in Lagos State
A strict implementation of WHO recommended infection prevention and control measures at all times particularly during infectious disease outbreaks can help increase access to quality and safe healthcare. In the context of the current highly infectious COVID-19 pandemic, diligent observance and implementation of standard IPC practices by all hospitals and their health workers will contribute in no small measures to the overall global effort to contain spread of the fatal pandemic and limit associated socio-economic disruptions. More than 36 million persons from 235 countries worldwide have been confirmed infected with COVID-19 out of which over a million had died. Most cases of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections are managed at the secondary tier of healthcare delivery. The views and dispositions of healthcare workers regarding IPC measures available or implemented in such settings invariably determine their attitudes, motivations and dispositions towards practicing the measures. The capacities put in place by the hospital managements in the form of infection control policies including provision of adequate quantities of necessary materials like personal protective equipment and other supplies, are equally important to drive the adoption and practices of IPC measures by their health workers.
The goal of this study is to assess the perceptions of healthcare workers in the General Hospital settings of the state regarding implementation of IPC measures particularly as related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
A descriptive multicenter cross-sectional survey design method is employed to recruit participants. Ethical considerations, data management and analysis including descriptive and regression modeling will be carried out in line with standard practices.
Results and outcomes of the study will be shared with health policy makers and further disseminated through publications in high impact journals.
KUYINU YETUNDE is a Professor at the Department of Community Health and Primary Care
KUYINU has a MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Public Health & Community Medicine from National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria