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Knowledge and Practice of Injection Safety in Routine Immunization among Health Care Workers in Primary Health Care Centres in southwest Nigeria

Article Category: Health Sciences

DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE.2020.33772

Pages: 187-196

Author: Uwaibi NE ,Omozuwa ES,Omuemu VO

Abstract: Background and objective of the study: The recent increase of immunization services, including the elimination and control campaigns, offered an opportunity for improvement and made it imperative that injections are safe for people the objective of the study was to assess the knowledge and practice of injection safety among healthcare providers in primary health care centres Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was utilised. A semi structured interviewer administered questionnaire with open and closed ended questions was used to collect information on knowledge and practice of injection safety among health workers. The questionnaire was adapted and modified from the WHO revised tool for injection safety among 270 primary health care workers. Results: The mean age of the respondents was =41.4±8.7 years. The majority had good knowledge of injection safety but 162 (60.0%) had fair practice. Conclusion: The Majority had good knowledge of injection safety but the practice was fair.

Keyword: Knowledge, Practice, Injection Safety, Routine Immunization, Healthcare Workers.

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