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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Brett G
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, Alison
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorGardner, Anne
dc.contributor.authorHall, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorBarnett, Adrian G
dc.contributor.authorHalton, Kate
dc.contributor.authorPage, Katie
dc.contributor.authorDancer, Stephanie J
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Thomas V
dc.contributor.authorGericke, Christian A
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, David L
dc.contributor.authorGraves, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-04T22:20:03Z
dc.date.available2018-02-04T22:20:03Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2468-0451
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.idh.2017.08.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/368831
dc.description.abstractBackground: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the range of cleaning practices and processes in 11 Australian hospitals and to discuss the challenges this variation poses to the implementation of clinical trials or changes to hospital cleaning practices. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used to determine cleaning practices and processes in hospitals participating in the ‘Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals’ (REACH) study. A standardised template and approach was used to collect information. Data collection activities included structured on-site discussions, a review of hospital practices and a document review of policy and procedural documents related to cleaning. Results: Variations in the auditing process used to evaluate environmental cleanliness, cleaning practices, product use, training and communication pathways available to cleaning staff were identified. There was also variation in workforce structure and responsibilities for cleaning. Conclusion: This paper is the first to describe the differences in cleaning practices between Australian hospitals. The variations identified present a number of challenges for the conduct of research and have important implications for both monitoring of and standards for cleanliness. These challenges include implementing a practice change or cleaning study where hospitals have different processes, practices and structures.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom195
dc.relation.ispartofpageto202
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInfection, Disease & Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420699
dc.titleVariation in hospital cleaning practice and process in Australian hospitals: A structured mapping exercise
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.
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gro.griffith.authorMitchell, Brett


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