This article describes the incidence of cases, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and outcomes of cases of Tuberculosis at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas between 2014–2016.
Objectives: To determine incidence of cases, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and outcomes of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in The Bahamas, 2014–2016.
Objective: To determine the relationship of determinants such as age, ethnicity, education and sexual behaviour with repeat teenage pregnancy and to determine the impact of Providing Access to Continued Education (PACE) Programme in reducing repeat teenage pregnancy amongst its participants in the Bahamas.
Gram-negative organisms are the predominant isolates in febrile neutropaenic episodes in this cohort of patients. Non-neutropaenic patients had an increased mortality with an increase in Acinetobacter infections and multiple infections.
Backgrounds: Febrile neutropaenia is a common complication of chemotherapy in cancer patients. Empirical antibiotic regimes are based on the epidemiological characteristics of bacterial isolates globally and locally.
A cross-sectional, analytical study of antibiotic usage patterns at the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies was conducted on consecutive admissions between July and December 2007. Areas for improvement identified included attention to appropriate prophylactic antibiotic use and duration of courses, and use of de-escalation.
Objective: To determine antibiotic usage patterns in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).
Needlestick injuries (47%) and other high risk exposures (31%) among physicians and nurses were
high in two hospitals in Jamaica. Reporting and post-exposure management were inadequate. A comprehensive programme to decrease these occupational hazards and regular surveillance are
Objective: To assess the prevalence of needlestick injuries (NSIs) and other high risk exposures among healthcare workers at two hospitals in Jamaica.
Methods: Employing a cross-sectional study design, medical personnel (physicians, nurses) at two hospitals in Jamaica, were studied, utilizing a structured questionnaire consisting of 14 items to collect data on needle stick injuries and other injuries.
Healthcare workers at two hospitals in Jamaica were aware of the risk of transmission of infection, however compliance with universal precautions was inadequate. Guidelines are needed for compliance with universal precautions.
Objective: To assess the knowledge, compliance and practice among healthcare workers of occupational infection control at two hospitals in Jamaica.
Methods: Employing a cross-sectional study design, medical personnel (physicians and nurses) at two hospitals in Jamaica, were studied, utilizing a structured questionnaire consisting of 14 items to collect the data.