COVID-19 crisis: a time for practical assessment of hygienic principles observance

S, Golmohammadi and M, Ahmadi and M, Faraji and M, Rahmanizadeh and B, Zarei and F, Chardoli and N, Ardalan and M, Rostamian and M, Ghasemi and Lorestani R, Chegene and A,T, Elahi and AH, Ondro (2023) COVID-19 crisis: a time for practical assessment of hygienic principles observance. Medicine & Health, 18 (1). pp. 71-79. ISSN 2289-5728


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Simultaneously with COVID-19 pandemic, numerous protocols have been developed to prevent the infection. COVID-19 can be more fatal in the bone marrow transplant ward because patients admitted to these wards have a weakened immune system. Assessment of the protocol specified for this wards and practical evaluation of the hygienic principles observance by the medical staff during COVID-19 pandemic can be a step towards saving the lives of the patients. Coinciding with COVID-19 pandemic, 40 patients underwent bone marrow transplantation at Imam Reza Hospital of Kermanshah, Iran from February 2020 to June 2022. A follow-up program was performed to evaluate the possibility of COVID-19 transmission and the rate of hygiene practice by medical staff. The principles of hygienic protocols were scored as a questionnaire in which the observance/non-observance method were applied. Real time-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based on three genes of the virus was used to diagnose the COVID-19 patients. The results of RT-PCR tests were negative in all patients who were hospitalised during the study. The rate of observance of the hygienic principles by the staff in the studied ward was 100%.The obtained result in the present study was a reflection of the step-by-step implementation of the hygienic protocol specified for bone marrow transplantation ward by the staff. The protocol specified for the bone marrow transplantation ward was highly overlapped with COVID-19 general hygienic guidelines.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Bone marrow transplantation; COVID-19; Protocol, Iran
Journal:Medicine & Health
ID Code:22552
Deposited By: Mohd Hamka Md. Nasir
Deposited On:23 Nov 2023 03:03
Last Modified:30 Nov 2023 06:20

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