Table 1

The frequency of use of protective measures and the categories of patients in whom they are used by Nigerian Surgery Trainees, 1997.

No

Measure

Category of patients in which it is used in percentages


All patients

High risk patients

HIV+ patients

AIDS patients

Not at all

Total

1

Protective goggles

13.8

8.5

0.0

3.2

74.5

100

2

Plastic aprons

32.0

26.0

3.0

6.0

33.0

100

3

Double gloving

16.7

46.1

4.0

8.8

23.5

100

4

Indirect handling of sharps

54.0

18.0

6.0

4.0

18.0

100

5

Preference for cautery over sharps

14.9

12.6

6.9

6.9

58.6

100

6

Preference for staplers

0.0

3.3

3.3

1.1

92.3

100

7

Deliberate slowness

6.3

24.2

7.4

5.3

56.8

100

8

Compliance with CDC guidelines

22.0

22.0

6.1

9.8

40.2

100

9

No precaution

22.2

7.9

1.6

3.2

65.1

100


Adebamowo et al. BMC Surgery 2002 2:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-2-7

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