Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment in Healthcare Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh

  • Md Rezaul karim Hubei Key Laboratory of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Institute of Neuroscience, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, China
  • Sushil Kumar sah Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, China
  • Afsarunnesa syeda Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Renmin Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, China
  • Muhammad Tanvir faysol Department of Internal Medicine, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Aminur rahman Department of Neurology, Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Khaleda islam Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Nizamul Hoque bhuiyan Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohd Mozibor rahman Department of Neuromedicine, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Hand Hygiene; Personal Protective Equipment; Healthcare Settings; Bangladesh

Abstract

Objective: This study conducted to implement protective measures in healthcare settings during theCOVID-19 pandemic in the context of Bangladesh.

Methods: It is an observational survey study. A pre-designed open questionnaire electronic linkusing google form was used to collect data from 500 healthcare workers within Bangladesh in whichparticipants were observed, and variables were measured.

Results: The study findings revealed that among all participants, 70.9% were working in COVID-19dedicated hospitals, and 1.8% were diagnosed with COVID-19 while working. The study showed that69.1% of participants washed hands before and after consulting/handling each patient, 69.1% hadreadily available rubs/sanitizer in their healthcare facility, and 65.5% adhered principals ofhandwashing. The study also revealed that only 76.4% of participants maintained aseptic precautionsfor donning/doffing.

Conclusion: The study findings recommend that mandatory training and maintaining asepticprecautions for PPE putting on (donning), and removal (doffing) is equally important.

Bangladesh J Medicine July 2020; 31(2) :69-75

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2020-08-08
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karim, M. R., sah, S. K., syeda, A., faysol, M. T., rahman, A., islam, K., bhuiyan, M. N., & rahman, M. M. (2020). Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment in Healthcare Settings During COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 31(2), 69-75. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v31i2.48535
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