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Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri.

Abstract
Background and Aim: COVID-19 pandemic has sent an obnoxious wave of medical emergency all over world. Health care workers and subordinate medical services personals are vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission. With the growing number of cases, it becomes necessary to screen the health care workers for COVID-19 periodically. Surgeons should adhere to the strict pre- cautions besides they should prepare operation room with certain standards to minimize the risk of virus spread. This study was aimed to assess the awareness of COVID-19 and its related infection control practices among surgeons in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross sectional survey was conducted including all accessible surgeons in the governmental and private hospitals in of Saudi Arabia. Data was collected using pre-structured online questionnaire. The questionnaire included surgeons’ personal data, academic position and setting. Awareness regarding COVID-19 and work related precautions for surgeries under the epidemic.

Results: A sample of 375 surgeons, 261 (69.6%) were general surgery staff. Exact of 99.5% of the surgeons reported that of COVID-19 transmission through respiratory droplets. About 91.7% of the surgeons selected immune-compromised persons as the risk group for COVID-19 infection then elderly (79.5%), and patients with chronic health problem (75.5%). Totally, good awareness level regarding COVID-19 was detected among more than three quarters of the surgeons.

Conclusions: The study revealed that irrespective of the high awareness level recorded for the study participants regarding COVID-19 and its needed precautions. Pitfalls in many aspects especially at standards for surgeons work environment and screening for suspected cases need special precautions were noted.

Key words: COVID-19; Surgeons; Infection control; precautions; Awareness; Practice; Attitude


 
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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri. Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. Majmaah J Heal Sci. 2021; 9(1): 53-64. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007


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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri. Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. http://www.mjhs-mu.org/?mno=100740 [Access: January 02, 2021]. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007


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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri. Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. Majmaah J Heal Sci. 2021; 9(1): 53-64. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007



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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri. Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. Majmaah J Heal Sci. (2021), [cited January 02, 2021]; 9(1): 53-64. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007



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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri (2021) Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. Majmaah J Heal Sci, 9 (1), 53-64. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007



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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri. 2021. Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences, 9 (1), 53-64. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007



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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri. "Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia." Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences 9 (2021), 53-64. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007



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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri. "Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia." Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences 9.1 (2021), 53-64. Print. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007



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Abdulrahman Manaa sultan Alamri (2021) Surgeons Awareness, Practice, and Following guidelines for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences, 9 (1), 53-64. doi:10.5455/mjhs.2021.01.007





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