A first-of-its-kind study examined a range of different professional healthcare roles during the pandemic and how they complied with precaution guidelines around infection prevention. The study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control on December 6, found statistically significant differences between job roles.
The researchers conducted a survey of 191 healthcare personnel at the University of North Carolina Medical Center between July 2020 and January 2021, who were asked to report their experiences in SARS-CoV-2 exposure and adherence or non-adherence to infection prevention protocols. Respondents were grouped into one of three categories:
Among the findings:
The researchers say the findings highlight opportunities to better prepare personnel in infection prevention and improve the safety of healthcare delivery.Read More >>