Understanding among dialysis therapist and technologist about prevention protocols of COVID-19 in north-west zone of India: a questionnaire-based survey

Authors

  • Gajram Singh Department of Dialysis Technology, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, India
  • Dheeraj Kumar Department of Cardiology Technology, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, India
  • Manoj Kumar Department of General Medicine, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20234122

Keywords:

COVID-19, COVID-19 infection prevention protocols, Dialysis awareness, Dialysis therapists

Abstract

Background: All over the world human community fighting with COVID-19. It affected a large number of population. Our immune system helps fighting with COVID-19, CKD patients which are on MHD are more prone to COVID-19 infection. MHD patient required twice or thrice a week dialysis. During dialysis, a therapist plays a major role in COVID-19 HD procedure of CKD patients. Dialysis therapist works like a frontline warrior. Aim was to observe the understanding of dialysis therapist/technologist about COVID-19 protocols for prevention of COVID-19 infection.

Methods: A total 122 responder from northwest zone of India attended question-based survey form on the understanding of the infection prevention procedure of COVID-19 maintenance hemodialysis patients. Question set was based on union health ministry of Indian government guideline for dialysis unit set up for COVID-19 patients, Dialysis therapist and patents care taker. Data collection was done by online sampling method.

Results: Study observed dialysis therapist of northwest India about understanding of COVID-19 prevention protocols. Approximate- 122 participants include in this study. But major case of COVID-19 treating in government sector hospitals. This study observed that mostly participants have good understanding about COVID-19 infection prevention protocols.

Conclusions: Required a regular education training program for all government and private sector health workers for infection control practices of COVID-19. Dialysis therapist and other health workers are doing work like a frontline warrior, their safety is a major concern so we can avoid the risk of transmission of disease to dialysis therapist.

 

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2023-12-30

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Singh, G., Kumar, D., & Kumar, M. (2023). Understanding among dialysis therapist and technologist about prevention protocols of COVID-19 in north-west zone of India: a questionnaire-based survey. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(1), 177–181. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20234122

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