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Assessing Risks Awareness in Operating Rooms among Post-Graduate Students: A Pilot Study

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Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, 16, 80138 Naples, Italy
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Department of Engineering, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa, Italy
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Department of Prevention, Abruzzo Local Health Authority, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
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Occupational Medicine Unit, University Hospital of Verona, Piazzale L.A.Scuro, 37134 Verona, Italy
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Academic Editor: Flavio Tonelli
Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 3860; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073860
Received: 14 February 2021 / Revised: 9 March 2021 / Accepted: 30 March 2021 / Published: 31 March 2021
Background: In this study, we promote a global approach to occupational risk perception in order to improve occupational health and safety training programs. The study investigates the occupational risk perception of operating room healthcare workers using an Analytic Hierarchy Process approach. Methods: A pilot study was carried out through a cross-sectional survey in a university hospital in Southern Italy. An ad hoc questionnaire was administered to enrolled medical post-graduate students working in the operating room. Results: Fifty medical specialists from seven fields (anaesthetists, digestive system surgeons, general surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, thoracic surgeons, urologists, and gynaecologists) were questioned about perceived occupational risk by themselves. Biological, ionizing radiation, and chemical risks were the most commonly perceived in order of priority (w = 0.300, 0.219, 0.210). Concerning the biological risk, gynaecologists unexpected perceived this risk as less critical (w = 0.2820) than anaesthesiologists (w = 0.3354), which have the lowest perception of the risk of ionizing radiation (w = 0.1657). Conclusions: Prioritization methods could improve risk perception in healthcare settings and help detect training needs and perform sustainable training programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: occupational risk perception; healthcare workers; prioritization risk methodology; Analytic Hierarchy Process occupational risk perception; healthcare workers; prioritization risk methodology; Analytic Hierarchy Process
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Corvino, A.R.; Manco, P.; Garzillo, E.M.; Monaco, M.G.L.; Greco, A.; Gerbino, S.; Caputo, F.; Macchiaroli, R.; Lamberti, M. Assessing Risks Awareness in Operating Rooms among Post-Graduate Students: A Pilot Study. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3860. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073860

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Corvino AR, Manco P, Garzillo EM, Monaco MGL, Greco A, Gerbino S, Caputo F, Macchiaroli R, Lamberti M. Assessing Risks Awareness in Operating Rooms among Post-Graduate Students: A Pilot Study. Sustainability. 2021; 13(7):3860. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073860

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Corvino, Anna R., Pasquale Manco, Elpidio M. Garzillo, Maria G.L. Monaco, Alessandro Greco, Salvatore Gerbino, Francesco Caputo, Roberto Macchiaroli, and Monica Lamberti. 2021. "Assessing Risks Awareness in Operating Rooms among Post-Graduate Students: A Pilot Study" Sustainability 13, no. 7: 3860. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073860

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