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Healthcare workers (HCWs)-associated infections lead to considerable morbidity, health-care workers infections contribute to increase of higher mortality and higher health-care costs. Prevention and control of infections among primary health-care workers is a critical public health concern. This study assessed the knowledge and practice (KP) of infection control standard among health care workers (HCWs) in the primary health are level in Makkah City at Saudi Arabia 2022. Healthcare workers have lost their lives in significant numbers in the discharge of their duties as a result of a breach in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) procedures. The increasing incidence of emerging and re-emerging diseases complicates this burden.
Aim of study: To Assessment the knowledge and practices of infection control standard among health care workers at the primary health are level in Makkah City at Saudi Arabia 2022.
Methods: This cross sectional study included (200) health care professionals in Makkah City at Saudi Arabia 2022. (Doctors, nurses, lab workers) from primary healthcare (PHC) centers an self-administrated questionnaire was constructed by the researcher and was used for data collection. Divided in to 3 parts and contains 29 itemsi.e., socio‑demographic characteristics, knowledge questions about infection control and statements about practice of health care providers regarding infection control.
Results: there were 200 participants, and the majority age was(34.0%) in (30-40)years, the majority of them were males (65.0%), regarding the Nationality most of participants Saudi were(88.0%), regarding Position the majority of participant are nurse were(32.0%)also regarding the Qualification most of participants Bachelor were(38.0%) the Experience in PHC the majority of participant >10 years were (52.0%)
Conclusion:The demonstrated poor level of knowledge and . However, these conditions can be improved by training of the health care workers at the primary health are level about infection control standard. Knowledge of infection control standard among healthcare workers is of importance to enhance a healthy working environment. A few of these respondents had good knowledge of infection control standard and their age, professional cadre.