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Effect Of Inhaled Anesthetics Gases On Health Staff Health Status In Al-Najaf City

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.3, No. 12)

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Page : 383-388

Keywords : Key wards effect; anesthesia gases; health status;

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Abstract Exposure of workers to waste anaesthetic gases in the operating and recovery rooms of hospitals is of concern because of the reported adverse effects of such gases on the health of personnel in this occupational group. Objectives To determine the effect of inhaled anesthetics gases on health staff health status headache and dizziness. And to find out the association between the effects of inhaled anesthetics gases on health staff health status and their demographic data and job related data. Methodology A Case-Control study is carried out in Al-Najaf Health Directorate Al-Sadder medical city from June 1st 2013 to September 1st 2013. A probability stratified sample of 29 from health staff personnel working in the operative rooms selected as a study group and 13 from health staff personnel working in the other hospital wards selected as a control group were included in the study. The data are collected through the use of semi-structured questionnaire which consists of three parts including demographic and job related data data about headache characteristics and data about the dizziness characteristics. Results and Conclusions The study results indicate that the health staff in operative rooms are more prone to have a headache and dizziness than those who working in other wards. And that there is a significant effect of the work place and the job title on the suffering of headache and dizziness among operative room health staff. Recommendations The researchers recommend a further studies should be employed to involve a large number of health staff with a national level. An education programs should be focusing on how to manage these gases to reduce its effects on health staff health status.

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