The patient safety climate and adherence to standard precaution guidelines

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This study aim was to explore the relationships among safety climate factors and SP adherence by HCW in hospitals using newly developed survey and observational tools” Hessels and Larson (2016).

Abstract:

Standard Precautions (SP) are designed to limit healthcare workers (HCW) blood-borne pathogen exposures and healthcare associated infections. SP adherence is globally suboptimal; yet reasons are underexplored. Studies suggest that patient safety climate features such as management support, staffing, and non-punitive environment may be associated with better SP adherence. This study aim was to explore the relationships among safety climate factors and SP adherence by HCW in hospitals using newly developed survey and observational tools.

Reference:

Hessels, A. and Larson, E.L. (2016) Relationship between Patient Safety Climate and Adherence to Standard Precautions. American Journal of Infection Control. 44(6), Supplement, p.S83–S84.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.04.087

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