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P2.006 Knowledge and attitude in trauma care: a survey on Mozambique’s central hospitals
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  1. Jessica Matos
  1. Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique

Abstract

Severe or major trauma is a pandemic and one of the leading causes of death and disability; It is distributed unequally worldwide with most of these deaths occurring in LMICs. The WHO estimates that in 2030 there will be 1.485.365 in the African region. Mozambique has no prehospital care system nor trauma centers despite having a high incidence of injuries. The few critical patients that arrive in the ER rely on self-arranged transport to reach emergency care and have a low chance of survival because of few resources and lack of training of the staff. Basic trauma resuscitation techniques are unknown to most hospital personnel in LMICs. The aim of this study is to evaluate the attitude and knowledge of the management of trauma care among clinical staff of three quaternary level Hospitals of Mozambique.

It will be conducted a prospective cross-sectional study between April and May 2020, in Maputo, Beira and Nampula Central Hospitals. The participants will include the medical doctors and technicians (general practitioners, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and anesthetists) that work on an ER. Data will be collected using a three-part questionnaire including: demographic information, trauma knowledge questionnaire and trauma attitude questionnaire. All the data will be analysed using SPSS version 22.0. Standard descriptive and summary statistics will be generated for the demographic part of the survey. Independent t-test and one-way ANOVA will be used to compare the level of knowledge and attitude with each other and with the demographic variables.

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