Keywords : PRACTICES

Knowledge, attitudes and practices for dialysis nursing staff regarding personal protection means from hospital acquired in Mousl hospital

Aayed ali Bny Uoda

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2019, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 92-99
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2019.163661

Background: This study intended to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding standard precautions concerning Hospital acquired protection (HAIs) among hemodialysis nurses in hemodialysis centers in Mosul
Methods: A descriptive study was carried out during the period from 18th  of February 2019until 14th of February 2019. A non – probability purposive sample consisting of 25 nurses.
Results: there were a total of 25 hemodialysis nurses in hemodialysis centers in Mosul. All agreed to participate in the study. Although72% of the nurses knew that their hands could be a source of infection associated with health care, only 36% of the nursing staff washed their hands before contacting another    used 92% by the nursing staff when contacting the patient in the dialysis unit and 40% of nursing staff also wore masks when contacting patient.
Gloves were actually used by 98% of the nurses. 46% of the nurses were usually wearing masks when contacting a patient. Books and journals were the main source of information about (HAI) among 52% of the nurses.
conclusions: The nurses' knowledge of healthcare-related illnesses did not fulfill this purpose because some of the nursing staff did not adhere to personal hygiene practices.
Recommendations: the necessary training programs for nurses in hemodialysis centers on the promotion of hygiene standards and optimal use of personal protection against hospital infection .
Keyword: Knowledge, attitude , practices , nursing staff, dialysis, hospital acquired, infections

Assessment Barbers Knowledge's and Practice's About Hepatitis Virus In Mosul City

Handay Jabbar Mahmood; Ekhlas Tariq Hassan

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2018, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 34-40
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2018.160080

Background and objective: The liver plays an important role and vital that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. Irritate or injured in the liver, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. The study objective is to assess the knowledge’s and practice’s of barbers about occupational safety
Material and methods: Design of the study was cross-sectional descriptive to achieve the objectives of the present study from (17th February 2018) to (30th July 2018). A randomized cross-sectional survey of (60) barber / Mosul City. The sample comprises male and age groups between (15–>45) year. The questionnaire which corrects from the expert's opinion, and used the Coefficient Correlation for items which showed that the reliability estimate for the survey was (r = 0.88) that was significant at (P < 0.05) level.
Result: The study showed a high percentage of barbers aged between (25 – 35) year (30%). The analysis of data revealed that (53.33%) of barbers hadn't good perception toward their knowledge and showed that (58.33%) of barbers haven’t good practices toward their occupational safety. The study founded the significant relationship between demographical data (educational level, marital status and license to practice the profession) and knowledge, also the vital connection between demographical data (license to practice the job) and practices. Conclusion: Our study finds out a marked lower in the information and practices of the barbers working in the Mosul city.
Recommendation: Launching health education programs for professionals who are related to individuals in the community. Behavior exchange campaigns for barbers and focuses on them with the aid of occupational safety committees.