Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 3
The Level of Knowledge About Medical Equipment of Hospital Personnel Without Health Education
Alihan Oral1
1İstanbul Bilim Üniversitesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.230 Introduction: The harmony of the personnel in hospitals is important both for the patients and for the health workers. This study was aimed to determine the demographic characteristics, education levels, working hours, job training and the level of knowledge about medical equipment (TLOKAME) of the personnel without health education. This study will be the first study on this subject.

Methods: A questionnaire survey model was used to determine TLOKAME of the hospital personnel without health education on 1-15 December 2018 in Mardin Kızıltepe State Hospital. The first 6 questions in the questionnaire were related to identifying features, the other 24 questions were related to TLOKAME. SPSS, Frequency, distribution, t-test and correlation analysis were used in the evaluation.

Results: A total of 102 (84.3% male, 15.7% female) personnel participated in the study. The mean age was 36.8 ± 6.4, and the mean knowledge level was 16.3 ± 4.6. Some materials such as aspirator, batticon, etc., were known by everyone, whereas pump devices and leukocyte filters, etc., were less known. There was no correlation between the age, gender and education level of the personnel and TLOKAME. ; however, there was a positive correlation between the length of employment and TLOKAME.

Discussion and Conclusion: Establishing the content of vocational training to be given to the personnel according to the results of the study, focusing on the less-known medical equipment will be more productive. The efficiency and quality of health care will increase due to the harmony between health workers. Keywords : Health education, personnel, medical equipment, knowledge