Knowledge and attitudes of healthcare workers towards a suspect case of Ebola virus disease
FRANCISCO J. GÓMEZ-ROMERO, J. MANUEL GÓMEZ-GARCÍA, MERCEDES ARENCIBIA-JIMÉNEZ, JOSÉ ANTONIO DELGADO-DE LOS REYES, RUTH SARMIENTO-SEMPERE, ISIDRO GARCÍA-ABAD, RAMÓN VICEDO-CANO, GERARDO PÉREZ-TORREGROSA, JUAN FRANCISCO NAVARRO-GRACIA
Introduction. The last outbreak of the Ebola virus disease, was a precedent to demonstrate the necessary training of healthcare personnel for possible eventualities of suspected cases of infectious diseases. It is required to study the level of qualification of healthcare workers in such situations. Methods. Descriptive study using post-workshop survey of healthcare workers in a Valencian Community health department on acquired knowledge and skills after training. Results and conclusions. Healthcare personnel received an overall passing score on the post-workshop survey, but with differences in occupational categories and different blocks of training. The ratings could be considered deficient in some cases. It should be reviewed periodically training health personnel and calibrate such training to the resources availa-ble for proper operation.
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