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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25 January/February 2019 ICT 19. Do you meet regularly with managers from other key departments? 20. What do you consider to be the biggest barriers to healthcare workers' compliance with infection prevention practices? 21. Do you believe that most HAIs are preventable? 22. Do you believe that you have the ability to improve infection prevention and control compliance at your healthcare institution? 23. What do you need to improve your program's performance? 24. What do you consider to be the most important issues facing infection preventionists? Continued from page 24 12% No 88% Yes 30% Willful non-compliance 8% Lack of resources 34% Lack of time 28% Lack of education and training 9% Uncertain 2% No 90% Yes 12% Uncertain 4% No 84% Yes 57% All of the above 17% Better buy-in from healthcare stakeholders 9% More staff 4% Bigger budget/more resources 13% More respect for/understanding of the profession and its role 0% Better access to institutional leadership 59% All of the above 21% Healthcare worker compliance with infection prevention and control principles and practices 11% Workload/balancing competing priorities 1% Mentoring new infection preventionists 5% Keeping up with evolving mandates 0% Your own professional development needs 0% Profession-related advocacy issues 3% Antibiotic stewardship program participation

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