Knowledge of HIV PEP Among Healthcare Workers in Ireland, 2016: Room for Improvement

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/621064
Title:
Knowledge of HIV PEP Among Healthcare Workers in Ireland, 2016: Room for Improvement
Authors:
Garvey, P; Thornton, L; Lyons, F
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/621064
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an important aspect of HIV prevention following potential exposure. We conducted a survey to assess knowledge of HIV PEP, and awareness of HIV PEP resources, among key healthcare professionals, using an anonymous online questionnaire. Twelve (18%) of 68 respondents answered five or more of six knowledge questions correctly; 49 (72%) cited the Emergency Management of Injuries (EMI) toolkit as a resource. Although most respondents were aware of the EMI Toolkit for HIV PEP, the low number of respondents correctly answering knowledge questions suggests a need for training to avoid potential suboptimal HIV PEP use.
Keywords:
HIV INFECTION; INFECTION CONTROL

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGarvey, Pen
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Len
dc.contributor.authorLyons, Fen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-17T14:38:38Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-17T14:38:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/621064-
dc.descriptionPost-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is an important aspect of HIV prevention following potential exposure. We conducted a survey to assess knowledge of HIV PEP, and awareness of HIV PEP resources, among key healthcare professionals, using an anonymous online questionnaire. Twelve (18%) of 68 respondents answered five or more of six knowledge questions correctly; 49 (72%) cited the Emergency Management of Injuries (EMI) toolkit as a resource. Although most respondents were aware of the EMI Toolkit for HIV PEP, the low number of respondents correctly answering knowledge questions suggests a need for training to avoid potential suboptimal HIV PEP use.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectHIV INFECTIONen
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen
dc.titleKnowledge of HIV PEP Among Healthcare Workers in Ireland, 2016: Room for Improvementen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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