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Table 2 Awareness of safety injection among the nurses in Beni-Suef, Egypt, and Qassim, KSA, 2017

From: Safe injection awareness and practices among nursing staff in an Egyptian and a Saudi hospital

Part I—12 items Correct answer P value
Qassim Hospital
N (%)
Beni-Suef UH
N (%)
Total
Is there an implemented safe injection policy and procedure in your hospital? 233 (93.2) 245 (98) 478 (95.5) 0.001*
Are there implemented infection control policies and procedures in your hospital? 241(96.4) 248 (99.2) 489 (97.8) 0.001*
Are there implemented policies and procedures for post-exposure needlestick injuries? 234 (93.6) 244 (97.6) 478 (95.6) 0.001*
Have you received any training for safe injection during the past year in your hospital? 176 (70.4) 237 (94.8) 413 (82.6) 0.001*
Do you know about measures to be taken after NSI? 240 (96) 232(92.8) 472(94.4) 0.001*
Are sharps disposal box present beside the place of injection procedure? 228 (91.2) 248(99.2) 476(95.2) 0.001*
R-During the past month, was there a shortage of sharps disposal box? 201 (80.4) 180 (72) 381(76.2) 0.018*
R-Do you have shortage of syringes stock at any time during the previous month? 186 (74.4) 187(74.8) 373(74.6) 0.500
Are there implemented policies and procedures for waste sorting? 226 (90.4) 246(98.4) 472(94.4) 0.001*
Have you received training for waste sorting? 175 (70.0) 212(84.8) 387(77.4) 0.001*
Do you know about blood-borne diseases? 250(100) 244(97.6) 494(98.8) 0.030*
Have you received 3 doses of HBV vaccination? 156(62.4) 190 (76) 346(69.2) 0.001*
  1. R items that are negatively worded and the correct response is NO
  2. *P value ≤ 0.05 is considered significant