Socio-demographic Pattern of Poisoning Cases Reported at Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital, Puducherry: A Five Years Retrospective Study

Ashutosh Baliram Potdar, Pallavi A Potdar, G Shrikanthan, M Narmatha, K Chetana
2015 Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology  
A King of the dreamers lies in the hospitals. The physical, biological environment is very important determinant of the recovery from disease and prevention of nosocomial infection. Patient recovery depends upon the environment, health atmospheric condition (temperature, humidity, air) clean and odorless, adequate lighting day and night without glare, quite environment, privacy of the patient, applying effective sanitary measures, ensure regular sprays in areas, potential for infestation and
more » ... infestation and breeding places. Class IV employees plays a major role in the prevention of disease and promotion of health, if Class IV employees are knowledgeable they will impose this knowledge in their work. So, investigates assess the knowledge about Universal Precaution among class IV employees and it was found that they had lack of knowledge and their pretest knowledge percentage was 51 %. To enhance their knowledge effective Structured Teaching Programme was given. After STP the knowledge percentage was 93 %. The data reveals that their knowledge and demographic variables like monthly income (8.3), religion (4.59), place of residence (6.5) and year of experience (3.0) had association. Investigators suggested that though the effectiveness was highly significant, continuous reinforcement will enhance the knowledge among the Class IV employees.
doi:10.5958/0973-9130.2015.00092.4 fatcat:nejogwjfmzbbfattibrc4bo32a