Background: Inadequate dedication has been given to patient safety education of health care
professionals, resulting in limited understanding of the nature of risk in health care.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the personal knowledge, awareness and attitudes
toward patient safety among the health professional students of Kut University College.
Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis using a validated WHO (World Health
Organization) questionnaire and the results were analyzed using IBM SPSS software.
Results: Our data showed that the majority of our participants had a medium level of knowledge and
awareness about health care errors and patient safety. Nevertheless, our participant’s attitude was
positive regarding reporting the error and learning from their mistakes.
Conclusions: Reducing patient maltreatment will require long-term continuous efforts to build a good
education that can addresses the local difficulties and improves patient safety towards HIV.
Patient safety, health care professionals, knowledge, education and awareness , HIV