Category Issue 1

Knowledge and Practice of Standard Precautions of Infection Control Among Nurses at Tertiary Care Hospitals in Peshawar of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Abstract – Standard Precautions (SPs) are prevention practices used to lessen the prevalence of infection in any healthcare system. SPs apply to all healthcare units where patients are treated. Nursing staff are more prone to the transfer of infection because they deal more with the patients as compared to other healthcare personnel. A Cross-sectional study was carried out in Peshawar’s three tertiary care hospitals. Overall, 300 nurses were used in the study. Data were collected using a questionnaire. Majority (76%) of the study respondents had knowledge regarding standard precautions. More than half of the respondents reported that standard precautions are…

The Trend and Prone Areas of Cholera Outbreaks: A Review of the Cholera Line List Form (2011 – 2015) in Ho Municipality, Ghana

Abstract – Cholera has attracted both global and public health attention due to its mode of transmission and severity. For instance, cholera has become one of the most researched communicable diseases all around the globe. Throughout history, cholera has taken numerous lives and still remains a threat to the world, mainly in African countries. The study was to determine the trend and prone areas of cholera outbreaks and the most affected populations in the Ho Municipality from 2011 to 2015. A retrospective study was used and time series analysis performed using purposive sampling method to review the cholera line list…