alexa Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis among Medical Staffs in Surgery Department of Jimma University Medical Center: Ethiopia| Abstract
ISSN: 1948-593X

Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine
Open Access

Like us on:

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.
  • Research Article   
  • J Bioanal Biomed 2019, Vol 11(2): 227
  • DOI: 10.4172/1948-593X.1000227

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis among Medical Staffs in Surgery Department of Jimma University Medical Center: Ethiopia

Gosaye Mekonen Tefera1*, Tsegaye Melaku Kebede2 and Beshadu Bedada Feyisa3
1Department of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Course Unit, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia
2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
3Department of Public Health, Nutrition Course Unit, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author : Gosaye Mekonen Tefera, Department of Pharmacy, Ambo University, Clinical Pharmacy Course Unit, Ambo, Ethiopia, Tel: +251 11 236 2006, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Feb 17, 2019 / Accepted Date: Mar 11, 2019 / Published Date: Mar 20, 2019

Abstract

Introduction: Rational use of antimicrobials is believed to be one away by which we can reduce prevalence of antimicrobial resistance and surgical site infection. This is determined by professionals’ knowledge, attitude and practice; in using surgical antibiotic prophylaxis. However, no study addressed this issue in Ethiopia.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of medical staff in surgery department toward surgical antibiotic prophylaxis use.

Material and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was used with self-administered questionnaire. Data was collected from June 19 to 23/2017 at Jimma University Medical Center, Jimma, Ethiopia, and analyzed using SPSS. Written consent was taken and data was kept secured for confidentiality.

Results: Majority of respondents were male (90.2%), residents (45.9%). All of the participants (100%) have positive attitude toward need for Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (SAP) guideline as well as for hospital antimicrobial stewardship program. Of respondents, 75.4% were knowledgeable. But, their attitude in 82% and practice in 57.6% toward surgical antibiotic prophylaxis use was found to be poor.

Conclusion: Even though respondents had good knowledge, their attitude and practice were poor in majority of them. Knowledge and/ or attitude that guide or determine the way we practice. Failure of one or both of this will lead to poor practice, in turn which might contribute for surgical site infection and antimicrobial resistance as well as extra cost for treating this condition. Therefore, authors believe that this gap area should be given attention to promote rational surgical antibiotic prophylaxis use.

Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Practice; Antimicrobial; Ethiopia

Citation: Tefera GM, Kebede TM, Feyisa BB (2019) Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Surgical Antimicrobial Prophylaxis among Medical Staffs in Surgery Department of Jimma University Medical Center: Ethiopia. J Bioanal Biomed 11: 155-159. Doi: 10.4172/1948-593X.1000227

Copyright: © 2019 Tefera GM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language

Post Your Comment Citation
Share This Article
Article Usage
  • Total views: 743
  • [From(publication date): 0-0 - Nov 17, 2019]
  • Breakdown by view type
  • HTML page views: 679
  • PDF downloads: 64
Top