Perioperative Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids: Incidence, Causes and Attitudes in Uganda

Award amount: 25,000.00

Protection of operating theatre personnel from bloodborne pathogens has been neglected in Uganda. Nature, frequency, risk factors, and preventive measures for perioperative exposure of theatre personnel will be identified by conducting a 6 month cross-sectional study in Mulago Hospital, Uganda. Multiple logistic regression will analyze risk factors for exposure. Case exposure rate and cumulative risk of seroconversion of HIV will be calculated. Surveys of theatre personnel will assess knowledge, attitude, and practice for risks of perioperative bloodborne infections.

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