Nurses’ attitude about the Sterilization and Reuse of Medical Equipment in Primary Health Care Centers
Academic Nurse / Al-Muthanna Health Directorate/ Ministry of Health/Iraq
Assist Prof Nursing Medical Basic Department College of Nursing University of Baghdad/Iraq
This study aimed to evaluate nurses’ knowledge about the sterilization and reuse of medical equipments in primary health care centers in samawah city.
A descriptive study was conducted on (122) nurses in Primary Health Care Centers in Samawa city. Data were collected using demographic information and the questionnaire included items related to knowledge on sterilization and reuse of medical equipment.
The results of this study showed that mean of nurses have 34.9±9.6 years old was female of nursing staff. The level of nurses knowledge on sterilization and reuse 21.3±2.7 good. The result of this table shows the no significant relationship between nurses’ knowledge about the sterilization and reuse of medical equipment and demographic characteristic.
Research indicated that reuse was present it is widely used and reused in health centers in
Samawah, most responses tend to accept reuses if the integrity is good .
The staff nurses have to be involved in seriously designed, planned and implemented training sessions on infection control programs with an emphasis on the Sterilization and Reuse of Medical Equipment.