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Understanding Barriers to Optimal Cleaning and Disinfection in Hospitals: A Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Survey of Environmental Services Workers

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 September 2016

Daniel A. Bernstein
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Elizabeth Salsgiver
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Matthew S. Simon
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
William Greendyke
Affiliation:
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
Daniel P. Eiras
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York
Masahiro Ito
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Dean A. Caruso
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Timothy M. Woodward
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
Odette T. Perriel
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York Current affiliation: Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersery.
Lisa Saiman
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
E. Yoko Furuya
Affiliation:
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
David P. Calfee*
Affiliation:
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
*
Address correspondence to David P. Calfee, MD, MS, Weill Cornell Medicine, 525 E 68th St, Box 265, New York, NY 10065 (dpc9003@med.cornell.edu).

Abstract

In this study, we used an online survey to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to environmental cleaning and other infection prevention strategies among environmental services workers (ESWs) at 5 hospitals. Our findings suggest that ESWs could benefit from additional education and feedback as well as new strategies to address workflow challenges.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1492–1495

Type
Concise Communications
Copyright
© 2016 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved 

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Footnotes

PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. An abstract summarizing the results of this study was presented as a poster at the national conference, IDWeek 2015, in San Diego, California on October 10, 2015.

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