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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141

Abstract

LLAPA-RODRIGUEZ, Eliana Ofelia et al. Measures for the adhesion to biosafety recommendations by the nursing team. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.49, pp.36-67.  Epub Jan 01, 2018. ISSN 1695-6141.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/eglobal.17.1.276931.

Objective

To evaluate the knowledge on biosafety recommendations among nursing professionals working in Intensive Care Units.

Method

This was a quantitative, descriptive, and cross-sectional study. An adapted questionnaire was used to evaluate adherence to biosafety recommendations.

Results

Out of the 145 nursing professionals interviewed, 88.3% (128) reported having received training on biosafety. Regarding hand hygiene (HH) with soap and water, 97.9% (142) mentioned performing this procedure before and after contact with patients and before and after removing sterile gloves or executing procedures. The majority claimed to be aware of the use of PPE. Emphasis is given to weaknesses in the knowledge about the properties of alcohol and occupational risks. The main difficulty related to the use of PPE was its unavailability in the unit.

Conclusion

The majority of nursing professionals demonstrated having knowledge about biosafety. However, this knowledge does not guarantee compliance to guidelines by professionals.

Keywords : Exposure to Biological Agents; Patient Safety; Nursing Team.

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