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Document ID (ISN)70139
CIS number 97-2057
ISSN - Serial title 0195-6701 - Journal of Hospital Infection
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Houang E.T.S., Hurley R.
Title Anonymous questionnaire survey on the knowledge and practices of hospital staff in infection control
Bibliographic information Apr. 1997, Vol.35, No.4, p.301-306. 7 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of 19 hospital medical staff and 56 nursing staff revealed that nurses were significantly more familiar with all written policies and procedures of infection control than were physicians. They were also more likely to seek advice in situations where there were no written guidelines. Many hospital staff were uncertain about the practical details of written policies and procedures. Better ways to educate and motivate staff to comply with infection control measures are required.
Descriptors (primary) infectious diseases; health care personnel; hospitals; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; questionnaire survey; United Kingdom
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases