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Objective: Description of knowledge on prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) among medical staff in Son Tay general hospital, 2021 and some related factors.
Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 151 medical staff.
Results: The rate of medical staff with fully knowledge of SSI prevention is 36.42%, in which the rate of doctors is 38.3% and of nurses is 35.58%. Age group ≥30 (OR=2.82; 95%CI: 1.12 – 7.13);
Department of Surgery (OR=13.61; 95%CI: 5.14 – 35.98); working year ≥10 (OR=2.54; 95%CI: 1.26 – 5.11) and number of patients cared for/day <8 (OR=3.43; 95%CI: 1.26 – 9 ,34) are factors
related to the knowledge of medical staff about regarding SSIs.
Conclusion: The medical staff’s knowledge of surgical site infection prevention is suboptimal; relevant factors should be considered when conducting ongoing training in the prevention of surgical site infections in hospitals.
Knowledge; surgical site infection; medical staff, hospital-acquired infection.