Knowledge, Awareness and Attitude of an Iraqi College Undergraduate Students Towards Patient Safety Particularly HIV
Al-Rashidi, Reyadh R; Naeem, Wathiq; Alsadoon, Zaid; Al-Shaikhli, Hisham; Alsaray, Rusul A; Kadhim, Mustafa M
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Background: Inadequate dedication has been given to patient safety education of health care professionals, resulting in limited understanding of the nature of risk in health care. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the personal knowledge, awareness and attitudes toward patient safety among the health professional students of Kut University College. Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis using a validated WHO (World Health Organization) questionnaire and the results were analyzed using IBM SPSS software. Results: Our data showed that the majority of our participants had a medium level of knowledge and awareness about health care errors and patient safety. Nevertheless, our participant’s attitude was positive regarding reporting the error and learning from their mistakes. Conclusions: Reducing patient maltreatment will require long-term continuous efforts to build a good education that can addresses the local difficulties and improves patient safety towards HIV.