Objective: To assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of laboratory safety measures among allied health staff of Pathology. Study Design: It was a cross-sectional study Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out in the department of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine, The Children’s hospital & ICH Lahore in a period of three months from July 2020 to September 2020. Material and Methods: 250 Allied health workers, working under Pathology Department of the hospital were included. After their informed consent we used a standardized and structured questionnaire to assess knowledge, attitude and practices of the lab safety measures. Data was entered in SPSS version 23. Results: According to our results 171 (68.4%) of the staff had knowledge about the laboratory safety while 43 (17.2%) did not give correct answers and 36 (14.4%) were unclear in knowledge. Regarding the attitude and beliefs of lab personals the correct response rate was 208 (83.2%) and 42 (16.8%) did not answer correctly. In practices of lab safety procedures 193 (77.2%) answered correctly and 57 (22.8%) were not practicing. 144 (57.6%) were female participants and 106 (42.4%) were male. Conclusion: These studies should be conducted at regular intervals in every hospital. All employees working specially in the Pathology Laboratories must be trained for each aspect of laboratory safety.
TOOBA FATEEN, FAIZA SHAFQAT, NAZISH SAQLAIN, Aatika Ahmed, Sidra Hareem, Sundus Arshad, Nisar Ahmed. (2021) Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Laboratory Safety Measures among Allied Health Staff of Pathology, Pakistan Pediatric Journal, Volume 45, Issue 2.