Survey of the Level of Preparedness and Fears of Anaesthesia Staff regarding the Management of COVID-19 patients in ABUTH Zaria-Nigeria
This is a survey of the level of preparedness and fears of anaesthesia department staff regarding the management of COVID-19 patients in a low resource tertiary hospital in Zaria, Nigeria. During the period April 11-18, 2020 structured questionnaires were sent out by WhatsApp to physician anaesthetists, nurse anaesthetists, intensive care nurses, biomedical engineers and health assistants in ABUTH Zaria and those who consented filled and returned the questionnaires. Data obtained include age, gender, marital status, professional role, level of preparedness, availability of working materials/equipment, fear of COVID-19, level of stress, stigmatization and the willingness or otherwise to volunteer in the management of COVID-19 patients. Information collected were analyzed using SPSS version 21. The level of significance was set at p<0.05.