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Table 4 Compliance with standard precautions

From: Knowledge of standard precautions and barriers to compliance among healthcare workers in the Lower Manya Krobo District, Ghana

Variables Degree of compliance
Never Rarely Sometimes Often Always
F % F % F % F % F %
Protection against BBFs of all patients 0 0.0 1 1.0 25 25.0 24 24.0 50 50.0
Puts used needles into sharp container 1 1.0 1 1.0 13 0.0 30 30.0 55 55.0
Wears gloves 0 0.0 1 1.0 10 10.0 28 28.0 61 61.0
Wash hands after removing gloves 0 0.0 1 1.0 21 21.0 29 29.0 49 49.0
Wears waterproof apron 2 2.0 11 11.0 35 35.0 26 26.0 26 26.0
Wears eye protection 9 9.0 25 25.0 37 37.0 12 12.0 17 17.0
Does not recap needles 25 25.0 18 18.0 17 17.0 6 6.0 34 34.0
Promptly wipes all blood spills 1 1.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 28 28.0 61 61.0
Covers broken skin 2 2.0 4 4.0 8 8.0 28 28.0 61 61.0
Reports needle-stick injury 8 8.0 7 7.0 27 27.0 25 25.0 33 33.0
Supervisors encourage training 6 6.0 6 6.0 40 40.0 19 19.0 29 29.0
Staff have training in SP 3 3.0 0 0 23 23.0 26 26.0 48 48.0
  1. Frequencies for this table are based on the sample size of 100 respondents
  2. F frequency, % percent, BBFs blood and body fluids