Personal Protective Equipment Use in The Private Midwifery Clinics During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Descriptive Study


Lisda Handayani, Susanti Suhartati

Professional Education for Midwives, Faculty of Health, Universitas Sari Mulia

ABSTRACT

Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is a must for healthcare workers to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. This study aimed to determine the PPE used by midwives when performing midwifery care.

Subjects and Method: This was a descriptive study conducted at a private midwifery clinic in Banjarmasin from April to August 2021. A total of 48 midwives were selected by accidental sampling. The data were collected by a set of questionnaire and analyzed descriptively.

Results: A total of 38 midwives (79.9%) did not use complete PPE and 10 midwives (20.1%) were used complete PPE. The kind of PPE used by midwives included 100% medical masks (100%), gloves (93.8%), gowns (75%), boots (63.5%), face shields (58.3%), and head protection (54.2%).

Conclusion: The majority of midwives have not used complete PPE during delivery health service in prevent COVID-19 transmission.

Keywords: personal protective equipment, Midwife, COVID-19

Correspondence: Lisda Handayani. Professional Education for Midwives, Faculty of Health, Universitas SariMulia. Jl. Pramuka 2, Banjarmasin. Email: lisdada.sm@gmail.com. Mobile: +62878­14326567.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/AB.Promotion.ICPH.08.2021.41

 

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