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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24 ICT January/February 2019 13. Has your department experienced staffing and/or resource/budget cuts in the last year or so? 14. Have these cuts diminished your capacity to do your work? 15. What takes up the majority of your time? 16. How often do you participate in educational events? 17. Does your facility use any kind of automated surveillance or monitoring systems to help save you time in your surveillance/observation duties? 18. Are you involved in infection prevention-related product evaluation and/or purchasing? 6% Uncertain 50% No 45% Yes 7% Uncertain 13% No 35% Yes 45% We have not experienced program cuts 3% Teaching 6% Other 8% Observation and rounding 19% Meetings 31% Paperwork 34% Surveillance 37% Infrequently 1% Never 62% Frequently 44% No 56% Yes 19% No 81% Yes

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