The infection control team instigated the present study to improve overall adherence of isolation practices through the evaluation of isolation rooms and associated equipment.
Failure to use isolation precautions correctly can lead to disease transmission and lead to occupational exposure of healthcare workers
Standard precautions are required for each patient and include hand hygiene, safe injection practices, utilisation of masks for lumbar punctures/catheters, as well as safe handling and decontamination of equipment and surfaces.
Evidence has shown that healthcare workers have diverse attitudes, understanding and compliance with established infection control guidelines, which may contribute to the growing problem
compliance with infection control protocols has not necessarily improved
Disinfection equipment is an important consideration in the prevention of HAIs
An observational study demonstrated 50 per cent of staff donned gloves and gowns when entering isolation rooms
accessibility of isolation equipment, however, may be a key component to healthcare worker adherence.
healthcare professionals cite a significant barrier to adherence to precautions is sufficient access to protective equipment
nursing students report being noncompliant with isolation precautions due to a lack of resources
largest deficit was the availability of resources for disinfection and single-use equipment.
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