کد مقاله کد نشریه سال انتشار مقاله انگلیسی ترجمه فارسی نسخه تمام متن
2636809 1563479 2014 5 صفحه PDF سفارش دهید دانلود کنید
عنوان انگلیسی مقاله ISI
Wheelchair cleaning and disinfection in Canadian health care facilities: “That's wheelie gross!”
ترجمه فارسی عنوان
تمیز کردن و ضدعفونی کردن صندلی چرخدار در مراکز مراقبت های بهداشتی کانادایی: "این عجیب و غریب است!"
کلمات کلیدی
صندلی چرخدار؛ تمیز کردن؛ ضد عفونی؛ عفونت مرتبط با مراقبت های بهداشتی
موضوعات مرتبط
علوم زیستی و بیوفناوری ایمنی شناسی و میکروب شناسی میکروب شناسی
چکیده انگلیسی


• Health care staff are very concerned about inadequate wheelchair cleaning and disinfection.
• Wheelchair cleaning and disinfection is not optimally performed at many health care facilities.
• Most facilities lack clear policies and procedures for cleaning and disinfection of wheelchairs.
• Key concerns include tracking dirty and clean wheelchairs and dealing with cushions and armrests.

BackgroundWheelchairs are complex equipment that come in close contact with individuals at increased risk of transmitting and acquiring antibiotic-resistant organisms and health care–associated infection. The purpose of this study was to determine the status of wheelchair cleaning and disinfection in Canadian health care facilities.MethodsAcute care hospitals (ACHs), chronic care hospitals (CCHs), and long-term care facilities (LTCFs) were contacted and the individual responsible for oversight of wheelchair cleaning and disinfection was identified. A structured interview was conducted that focused on current practices and concerns, barriers to effective wheelchair cleaning and disinfection, and potential solutions.ResultsInterviews were completed at 48 of the 54 facilities contacted (89%), including 18 ACHs, 16 CCHs, and 14 LTCFs. Most (n = 24) facilities had 50-200 in-house wheelchairs. Respondents were very concerned about wheelchair cleaning as an infection control issue. Specific concerns included the lack of reliable systems for tracking and identifying dirty and clean wheelchairs (71%, 34/48), failure to clean and disinfect wheelchairs between patients (52%, 25/48), difficulty cleaning cushions (42%, 20/48), lack of guidelines (35%, 27/48), continued use of visibly soiled wheelchairs (29%, 14/48) and lack of resources (25%, 12/48).ConclusionOur results suggest that wheelchair cleaning and disinfection is not optimally performed at many Canadian hospitals and LTCFs. Specific guidance on wheelchair cleaning and disinfection is necessary.

ناشر
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect (ساینس دایرکت)
Journal: American Journal of Infection Control - Volume 42, Issue 11, November 2014, Pages 1173–1177
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