Recognition Of Respiratory Health Problems Among Health Care Professionals Exposed To Fumigation- A Descriptive Survey

Manu, Mohan K and Devi, Elsa Sanatombi and Mohapatra, Aswini Kumar and Magazine, Rahul and Bhandare, Chirag A and Yashoda, A and Bairy, KL and Mayya, Shreemathi S (2011) Recognition Of Respiratory Health Problems Among Health Care Professionals Exposed To Fumigation- A Descriptive Survey. International Journal of Nursing Education, 3 (1). pp. 26-28.

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Abstract

Out of the 115 health care professionals who were randomly selected, it was observed that most 95.7% had been exposed directly or indirectly to fumigation. Majority 61 (53%) had been working in area for more than 5 years. Most 95.7% of these staff carried out fumigation as part of their responsibility in their respective unit. Majority, 60 (52.5%) had been exposed to fumigation more than 16 times and more. It was also noticed that majority, 60% of them had respiratory symptoms – cough was reported by 73.9%, eye irritation 53%, nasal symptom 22.6%, wheezing 13.9%, Breathlessness 12.2% and skin irritation 6.1%. Of these 60% who had respiratory symptoms amazingly only 9.6% had reported to their physician for medical help. This clearly indicates that chemicals used for fumigation causes respiratory symptoms minor or major in nature. It is also noted that health problems are being neglected and not reported for early management or change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing Personnel, OT Technician, Fumigation, Respiratory Symptoms.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2012 10:47
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 09:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2224

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