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ISSN: 2641-1709

Scholarly Journal of Otolaryngology

Research Article(ISSN: 2641-1709)

Hand Hygiene Practices among Fifth Year Medical Students in Ibn Sina University, Khartoum, Sudan: Cross Sectional Study

Volume 3 - Issue 3

Zaid Ahmad1, Hiba Alzaki1 and Ahmad Al Juboori2,3*

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    • 1Faculty of Medicine, Ibn Sina University, Sudan
    • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS), Al Wakra Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
    • 3Weill Cornell Medical College, Ar Rayyan, Qatar

    *Corresponding author:Ahmad Nasrat Al Juboori, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Al Wakra Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Received: December 05, 2019;   Published: December 12, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/SJO.2019.03.000164

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Abstract

Effective hand hygiene is essential for reducing healthcare associated infections. However, compliance of medical students to hand hygiene guidelines are reportedly poor. The aim of present study is to evaluate the awareness and compliance of hand hygiene among undergraduate medical students during their clinical phase in Ibn Sina University, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan. A questionnaire based on World Health Organization’s concept of “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene” was used to evaluate the awareness of the indications for hand hygiene and compliance was observed during clinical sessions. Ninety students including forty-two males (47%) and forty-eight females (53%) participated voluntarily in the study. The average awareness regarding the positive indications of hand hygiene was 49%. Rest of the 51% of students was either not sure or unaware of the indications of hygiene. Only 49% of students were able to identify all the five indications for hand hygiene in the questionnaire. There is disproportion between the results of the students regarding the question of; did you perform hand hygiene after shaking hands of the patient? (It was 48.9%), but the actual performance which was noted by the examining physician was only 36.4% of the students who did perform hand hygiene after the general and abdominal examinations. It was concluded that serious efforts are needed to improve the hand hygiene practices among medical students.

Keywords:Hand Hygiene; Medical Students; Five Moments for Hand Hygiene

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