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The survey of the personnel performance regarding infection control principles observation in the Jahrom training hospitals surgery rooms

Authors: Reza Inaloo1, Reza Sahraei2,3*, Hossein Kargar Jahromi1,4 and Hamidreza Eftekhareian5

Int J Med Res Health Sci.134-139 | pdf PDF Full Text

The wound infections are among the most common infectious diseases in hospitals. The surgery team members who
are in contact with the tissue sections under surgery when doing surgical operations play a significant and
substantial role in preventing and controlling the infections through observing the rules and regulations of the
infection control in the surgery rooms. The current study has been undertaken for the purpose of determining the
surgery room personnel performance regarding the observation of the infection control principles in Jahrom’s
training hospital surgery rooms. the current is a descriptive-analytical study of the cross-sectional type which has
been conducted in 2011 in Jahrom’s medical sciences university. The total number of 80 individuals from the
surgery room personnel participated in the current study. The data collection tool was a checklist which recorded
the surgery room personnel’s performance regarding the observation of the infection control in three times in a day
through invisible supervision and then according to the scores obtained for each of the personnel their
performances were classified in four levels of weak, medium, good and very good. The data gathered through this
method was analyzed by SPSS and the statistical tests such as CH-Square tests and Fischer’s exact test. the results
of the study indicated that some of the principles of controlling infection in Jahrom’s treatment and training centers
surgery rooms are not practiced by the study population and that it has also been found out that the surgery room
technicians’ performance is better and the surgeons’ performance is weaker than the others. Besides, the surgery
team performance considering the observation of the scrubbing principles is their weakest point in their overall
performances. since the results obtained by the author of the current study is indicative of the idea that the study
participants are not attentive to some of the infection control principles in the surgery rooms, thus it is suggested
that there is a need for in-service training courses, getting the infection control-prevention committees more actively
participating and exerting supervisory mechanisms in the surgery rooms and also the use of the new antiseptic
materials for surgery room scrubbings, and also it is suggested that the common and traditional scrubbing methods
should be replaced by new scrubbing methods.
Keywords: infection control, surgery room, personnel performance

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