Keywords : nursing staff

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

Consequences of Workplace Violence on Nursing Staff Who Working in Educational Baghdad Hospital

Suhad hekmat Khairi

Mosul Journal of Nursing, 2014, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 83-90
DOI: 10.33899/mjn.2014.162933

Background and Objective: Violence at work is becoming an alarming phenomenon worldwide.
Affecting the dignity of millions of people, violence is a major source of inequality, discrimination,
stigmatization and conflict in the workplace. Therefore, a cross section study was conducted to assess the
types of work place violence and to find out the consequences of work place violence on nursing staff
who working in educational Baghdad hospital
Material and Method: Sample was selected from intentional nurses those who work in Baghdad
Teaching Hospital. (100) of nurses who agreed to participate in this study during the period from
February to March 2012 in the city of Baghdad. Data was collected through the filled application
questionnaire form, descriptive statistical methods used in data analysis.
Results: the results indicate that the highest percentage (25%) of the study sample in the age group (40-
44) years, the mean age and SD of study sample is 36.79 ±8.70190. and (59%) of the study sample were
male, and the majority (95%) of them living in Baghdad. the highest percentage (47%) of study sample
were working in surgical ward. (46%) of study sample were at secondary school level. the highest
percentage (77%) of study sample were married. According to Workplace Violence Sources the highest
grade (92) at high level of RS of the work place Sources regarding Patient and his Relative refers to Bad
Working conditions (excessive heat or cold, noise, bad furniture). Concerning Colleagues or Supervisors
the highest grade (94.5) at high level of RS of the work place regarding colleagues or supervisors
violence which refers to absence of proper insurance. According to the Consequences of Workplace
Violence Level the highest grade (86.5) at moderate level of RS of the consequences on a personal level
for nurses which refers to anger. The consequences on work level the highest grade (87) at moderate level
of RS refers to Underestimation and disrespect of the profession of nursing in the society. Concerning
consequences on health care setting the highest grade (90) at high level of RS refers to .more shortage of
healthcare professionals (many healthcare professionals shift to other fields.
Conclusion: The study highlights the sources of workplace on nurses. All study samples had experienced
workplace violence either from patient and his relatives or from colleagues or supervisors. Exposure to
work place violence often has a great consequences regarding personal, working and health setting level
on the satisfaction of nurses and the quality of health care service.
Key words: Consequences, Workplace, Violence, Nursing Staff