Infection Control Today

FEB 2019

ICT delivers to infection preventionists & their colleagues in the operating room, sterile processing/central sterile, environmental services & materials management, timely & relevant news, trends & information impacting the profession & the industry

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20 ICT January/February 2019 www.infectioncontroltoday.com 1. How long have you worked in infection prevention? 2. Do you hold a CIC credential? 3. What is your background? 4. Are you confdent in your competency as an infection preventionist? 5. Do you enjoy your work as an infection preventionist? 6. How do you feel about the future of your profession overall? Continued from page 19 18% 20-plus years 15% 15-20 years 18% 10-15 years 22% 5-10 years 28% 1-5 years 18% In the process of pursuing the credential currently 20% No 63% Yes 10% Other 2% Have always worked in Infection prevention 8% Medical/surgical technology 79% Nursing 9% Uncertain 5% No 87% Yes 5% Uncertain 1% No 94% Yes 14% Cautious and/or pessimistic in the face of continued change 18% Neutral and withholding judgement for now 68% Excited and optimistic about what can be accomplished

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