Article Type: Original Article
Title: Evaluation of the Theater Staff Performance Regarding Surgical Hand Scrub at Rania Teaching Hospital
Year: 2022; Volume: 2; Issue: 2; Page No: 18 – 24
Authors: Bayan O Sharif1*, Safya M. Edan2, Balen I Saeed3, Amina K Kaka4
Affiliations: 1*Nursing Department, Ministry of Health Development and Training Center, Sulaimani, Iraq. Email ID: email@example.com
2Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Raparin, Rania, Iraq. Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
3Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Raparin, Rania, Iraq. Email ID: email@example.com
4Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Raparin, Rania, Iraq. Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Summary: Submitted: 26-April-2022; Revised: 28-May-2022; Accepted: 12-June-2022; Published: 30-June-2022
Background: The proper hand scrub is helpful to eliminate contaminations deactivating, and protect patients and health care personnel from transmitted diseases. The goal of this study was conducted to provide demographic data and to evaluate theatre staff performance regarding surgical hand scrub at Rania teaching Hospital in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, during the period of 2018 – 2019.
Materials and Methods: A non-probability purposive sample of surgical staff (surgeon and scrub nurse), data collection of the study instrument was constructed of total of 19 items. The instrument’s content validity was determined through a panel of 7 experts. The instrument’s reliability was determined using Equivalence (inter-raptor or inter-observer); the data were collected through the evaluation technique and then organized and coded into computer files. Statistical approaches were used for data analysis using SPSS 25.0 version.
Results: The result revealed that most of the participants were male, most of them graduated from institute nursing, but more than three-quarters were not trained. More than half of the surgical staff had 6 – 11 years of experience in the surgical room. On the other hand, three-quarters of the participants had a low level of performance regarding surgical hand scrubs. There is a significant association between gender job title and surgical staff’s performance regarding surgical hand scrub at a p<0.05 except for age, the number of trainings, and years of experience in the surgical room at a p>0.05.
Conclusion: Our result showed that more than half of the participants had a low level of performance regarding surgical hand scrub therefore the study recommended training courses and participation in symposia regarding infection control and surgical hand scrub.
Keywords: Theatre staff, evaluation, surgical, hand scrub, Rania teaching hospital
Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest to the authors
Source of funding: No funding received from any institution (or) any financial institution
Bayan O Sharif,
Ministry of Health Development and Training Center,
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