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Table 3 Education & Audit

From: Preparedness of institutions around the world for managing patients with Ebola virus disease: an infection control readiness checklist

  Hospitals that (would) take care of EDV patients Other hospitals Significance
Education and Audit In place Action needed In place Action needed
There is evidence of training to ensure all healthcare workers (HCWs) know about standard precautions and isolation precautions 52 (71.2) 4 (5.4) 37 (56.1) 6 (9.1) 0.07
HCWs are aware of cough etiquette and hand hygiene 61 (83.5) 3 (4.1) 53 (80.3) 3 (4.5) 0.88
Patients are aware of cough etiquette and hand hygiene 30 (41.1) 21 (28.8) 28 (42.4) 19 (28.8) 0.97
Visitors are aware of cough etiquette and hand hygiene 20 (27.4) 24 (33.0) 24 (36.4) 19 (28.8) 0.52
There are training teams in place who can rapidly train all staff in hospital on infection control 46 (63.0) 10 (13.7) 35 (53.0) 9 (13.6) 0.4
There are audit teams who can audit infection control independent of the IPC teams 24 (33.8) 28 (39.4) 16 (25.0) 35 (54.7) 0.22
Training and competency assessment are done for the designated teams at the high risk areas on use of PPE and its removal sequence 36 (50.0) 12 (16.7) 27 (41.5) 15 (28.1) 0.38
Training and exercises are conducted periodically to ensure staff competency and safety in use of PPE 41 (56.9) 13 (18.1) 22 (33.8) 13 (20.0) < 0.01
Where applicable, training and competency assessment is planned for staff handling human waste management e.g. the use of the autoclave machine 26 (36.1) 22 (30.6) 20 (30.8) 15 (23.1) 0.74