|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2638240||1563464||2016||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Hand hygiene and bodily fluid cleanup procedures were not easy to read.
• Many procedures did not address disinfection for high-touch surfaces.
• Few required handwashing after contamination events involving bodily fluids.
BackgroundLong-term care (LTC) facilities are the number one setting for human norovirus (HuNoV) outbreaks in the United States (60%).MethodsWe aimed to determine alignment of policies and procedures in LTC facilities in South Carolina with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and to determine readability based on Federal Plain Language Guidelines and Microsoft Word readability statistics.ResultsMost facilities (n = 21) had procedures for hand hygiene, but recommendations for handwashing events and duration varied greatly. Less than half (n = 11) had separate procedures devoted to HuNoV outbreak control. Fifteen required disinfection of bodily fluids. Seven had procedures for exclusion of sick staff during an outbreak. Both hand hygiene and bodily fluid cleanup procedures had low mean scores for readability. Mean Flesch Reading Ease and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level for both procedures were in the range of difficult to understand.ConclusionMost LTC policies and procedures were not consistent with CDC recommendations for HuNoV. Moreover, readability of all procedures is needed so LTC workers can easily understand and implement prevention and control procedures.
Journal: American Journal of Infection Control - Volume 44, Issue 1, 1 January 2016, Pages 24–29