Analysis of Important Areas Identified by Infection Control Team Rounds at a University Hospital

Hideki Kawamura, Michiyo Orita, Aya Nakagawa, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Akari Shigemi, Toyoyasu Koriyama, Junichiro Nishi

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Abstract

Infection Control Team (ICT) rounds including health care professionals including infection control physician, nurse, pharmacist and microbiological technologist are necessary to assess the problems of nosocomial infection control. Eighty ICT rounds using check lists were performed every week from July 2010 to December 2011 in our university hospital and 1557 important areas were identified. The most frequently identified areas were washing or sterilization of medical tools (17.1%), followed by insufficienct standard precautions (16.6%), needle stabbing precautions (13.4%), contact precautions (10.5%), or safekeeping of medical equipment (10.3%). ICT rounds can identify solutions to many problems with nosocomial infection control and suggest improvements for on-site workers or hospital management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Environmental Infections
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • check list
  • hospital round
  • infection control team
  • several job members
  • university hospital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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