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dc.contributor.authorShaban, RZ
dc.contributor.authorSotomayor-Castillo, C
dc.contributor.authorMacbeth, D
dc.contributor.authorRusso, PL
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, BG
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-09T23:19:56Z
dc.date.available2020-08-09T23:19:56Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2468-0451
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.idh.2020.06.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396333
dc.description.abstractBackground: Healthcare-associated infections are serious and significant complications present across healthcare services, including residential aged care facilities. Although ensuring high quality personal and clinical care delivered to older people residing in these facilities is a high national priority, there is a paucity of evidence published about outbreaks, governance and education programs held for healthcare workers within Australian residential aged care facilities. The aim of this study is to examine the scope of practice of Infection Prevention and Control professionals within Australian residential aged care facilities and the types of infection prevention and control education and training delivered. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted inviting all Australian residential aged care facilities to participate in an online survey. Results: A total of 134 residential aged care facilities completed the survey. The majority (88.1%) reported having a designated Infection Prevention and Control professional responsible for surveillance and educational activities. Hand hygiene (94%), personal protective equipment (PPE) (79.9%) and environmental cleaning (70.1%) were some of the available Infection Prevention and Control programs. The lack of access to Infection Prevention and Control education (69.5%) and lack of Infection Prevention and Control expert advice (67.2%) were also reported by some Residential aged care facilities. Conclusion: Australian residential aged care facilities recognise the importance of Infection Prevention and Control training programs to manage infection surveillance and outbreaks. Considerable activities are carried out to increase knowledge on breaking the chain of infection. Yet, more support and resources are needed to assist these efforts.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInfection, Disease and Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsAged care
dc.subject.keywordsEducation
dc.subject.keywordsHealthcare associated infection
dc.subject.keywordsInfection control
dc.subject.keywordsInfection prevention and control
dc.titleScope of practice and educational needs of infection prevention and control professionals in Australian residential aged care facilities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationShaban, RZ; Sotomayor-Castillo, C; Macbeth, D; Russo, PL; Mitchell, BG, Scope of practice and educational needs of infection prevention and control professionals in Australian residential aged care facilities, Infection, Disease and Health, 2020
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-06-11
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-08-07T03:42:26Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
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gro.griffith.authorShaban, Ramon Z.


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