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Investigating the compliance with personal safety standards by personnel and its related factors in the operating room of selected educational and medical centers of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in 2016 Download PDF

Ali Gharahzadeh1, Soheila Mojdeh2, Akram Arabi

Introduction: There are special risks in the operating room that affects the health of its personnel. Since the importance of safety in this environment is high, the relevant organizations have recommended for personnel to recognize safety needs of their workplace and act to them. The objective of this study was to evaluate the compliance with individual safety points by personnel in operating room of medical centers of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, as well as the barriers and causes related to these points. Methods: This is an analytical descriptive study conducted by a researcher-made questionnaire containing 60 questions. Results: The results of this study showed that the mean total score of compliance with individual safety standards by operating room personnel was 198.65 (moderate). Additionally, the reasons for not performing standards among the four subsections of the standards were: Ergonomic (lack of facilities), biological (lack of willingness), physical (lack of knowledge) and chemical (lack of knowledge). There was no significant relationship between personnel demographic characteristics and compliance with standards. Conclusion: Considering the main reasons and causes for non-compliance and as education is main component with regard to complying with safety, the need to hold various educational methods to make personnel familiar with safety issues and also the provision of necessary equipment are recommended.
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