A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS AMONG THE STAFF NURSES WORKING IN THE HOSPITAL
Keywords:Health, Hazard, Nursing Staff
It is widely acknowledged that nurses are a crucial component of the healthcare system. They are an integral part of clinical services and have primary responsibility for a significant proportion of patient care in most healthcare settings. Nurses are prone to occupational hazards and injuries in the course of their day to day activities in the health care settings. Given the nature of nursing working environment, responsibilities and duties, nurses are on the frontline of numerous occupational hazards such as biological/infectious disease, chemical risks, environmental/ mechanical risks, physical risks, and psychosocial risks. The safety of nurses from workplace-induced injuries and illnesses is important to nurses themselves as well as to the patients they serve. Aim of this study is to assess the knowledge regarding the prevention of occupational health hazards. Present study comprise of 50 samples nursing staff working in the selected hospital of Ahmedabad City.
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