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Article: Personal protective equipment usage, recycling and disposal among spine surgeons: An Asia Pacific Spine Society survey

TitlePersonal protective equipment usage, recycling and disposal among spine surgeons: An Asia Pacific Spine Society survey
Authors
KeywordsAsia Pacific Spine Society
clinic
COVID-19
operation theatre
personal protection equipment
Issue Date2021
PublisherSAGE Publications: Creative Commons. The Journal's web site is located at https://journals.sagepub.com/home/osj
Citation
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2021, Epub 2021-02-11, v. 29 n. 1 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: In this study we investigated on the personal protective equipment (PPE) usage, recycling, and disposal among spine surgeons in the Asia Pacific region. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out among spine surgeons in Asia Pacific. The questionnaires were focused on the usage, recycling and disposal of PPE. Results: Two hundred and twenty-two surgeons from 19 countries participated in the survey. When we sub-analysed the differences between countries, the provision of adequate PPE by hospitals ranged from 37.5% to 100%. The usage of PPE was generally high. The most used PPE were surgical face masks (88.7%), followed by surgical caps (88.3%), gowns (85.6%), sterile gloves (83.3%) and face shields (82.0%). The least used PPE were powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) (23.0%) and shoes/boots (45.0%). The commonly used PPE for surgeries involving COVID-19 positive patients were N95 masks (74.8%), sterile gloves (73.0%), gowns (72.1%), surgical caps (71.6%), face shields (64.4%), goggles (64.0%), shoe covers (58.6%), plastic aprons (45.9%), shoes/boots (45.9%), surgical face masks (36.5%) and PAPRs (21.2%). Most PPE were not recycled. Biohazard bins were the preferred method of disposal for all types of PPE items compared to general waste. Conclusions: The usage of PPE was generally high among most countries especially for surgeries involving COVID-19 positive patients except for Myanmar and Nepal. Overall, the most used PPE were surgical face masks. For surgeries involving COVID-19 positive patients, the most used PPE were N95 masks. Most PPE were not recycled. Biohazard bins were the preferred method of disposal for all types of PPE.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/297162
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2020 Impact Factor: 1.118
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.457
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, CK-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CYW-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, JPY-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, PWH-
dc.contributor.authorGani, SMA-
dc.contributor.authorKwan, MK-
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-08T07:15:02Z-
dc.date.available2021-03-08T07:15:02Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2021, Epub 2021-02-11, v. 29 n. 1-
dc.identifier.issn1022-5536-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/297162-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: In this study we investigated on the personal protective equipment (PPE) usage, recycling, and disposal among spine surgeons in the Asia Pacific region. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out among spine surgeons in Asia Pacific. The questionnaires were focused on the usage, recycling and disposal of PPE. Results: Two hundred and twenty-two surgeons from 19 countries participated in the survey. When we sub-analysed the differences between countries, the provision of adequate PPE by hospitals ranged from 37.5% to 100%. The usage of PPE was generally high. The most used PPE were surgical face masks (88.7%), followed by surgical caps (88.3%), gowns (85.6%), sterile gloves (83.3%) and face shields (82.0%). The least used PPE were powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) (23.0%) and shoes/boots (45.0%). The commonly used PPE for surgeries involving COVID-19 positive patients were N95 masks (74.8%), sterile gloves (73.0%), gowns (72.1%), surgical caps (71.6%), face shields (64.4%), goggles (64.0%), shoe covers (58.6%), plastic aprons (45.9%), shoes/boots (45.9%), surgical face masks (36.5%) and PAPRs (21.2%). Most PPE were not recycled. Biohazard bins were the preferred method of disposal for all types of PPE items compared to general waste. Conclusions: The usage of PPE was generally high among most countries especially for surgeries involving COVID-19 positive patients except for Myanmar and Nepal. Overall, the most used PPE were surgical face masks. For surgeries involving COVID-19 positive patients, the most used PPE were N95 masks. Most PPE were not recycled. Biohazard bins were the preferred method of disposal for all types of PPE.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications: Creative Commons. The Journal's web site is located at https://journals.sagepub.com/home/osj-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Orthopaedic Surgery-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectAsia Pacific Spine Society-
dc.subjectclinic-
dc.subjectCOVID-19-
dc.subjectoperation theatre-
dc.subjectpersonal protection equipment-
dc.titlePersonal protective equipment usage, recycling and disposal among spine surgeons: An Asia Pacific Spine Society survey-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, JPY: cheungjp@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, PWH: gnuehcp6@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, JPY=rp01685-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/2309499020988176-
dc.identifier.pmid33569998-
dc.identifier.hkuros321596-
dc.identifier.volumeEpub 2021-02-11, v. 29 n. 1-
dc.identifier.spage230949902098817-
dc.identifier.epage230949902098817-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000618763000001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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