Self-reported survey on infection prevention and control structures in healthcare facilities part of a national level healthcare associated infection surveillance network in India, 2019

Omika Katoch, Sonal Katyal, Sharad Srivastav, Camilla Rodrigues, Priscilla Rupali, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Pallab Ray, Vibhor Tak, Manisha Biswal, Reema Nath, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Kanne Padmaja, Vijayshri Deotale, Vimala Venkatesh, Chand Wattal, Thirunarayan MA, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Raja Ray, Bijayini BeheraSujata Baveja, Tadepalli Karuna, Sanjeev K. Singh, Bashir Fomda, Sulochana khumanthem devi, Padma Das, Neeta Khandelwal, Prachi Verma, Rajni Gaind, Prithwis Bhattacharyya, Puneet Kumar, Ashutosh Srivastava, Jyoti Iravane, Tapan Majumdar, Rajni Sharma, Dhanapaul Sankara, Vandana Kalwaje Eshwara, Muralidhar Varma, Shaista Nazir, Swagata Tripathy, Satyajeet Mishra, Anupam Dey, Premkumar Thangavelu, Lata Kapoor, Rajesh Malhotra, Kamini Walia, Randeep Guleria, Purva Mathur

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Abstract

Background: Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are prevalent and difficult to treat worldwide. Most HAIs can be prevented by effective implementation of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures. A survey was conducted to assess the existing IPC practices across a network of Indian Hospitals using the World Health Organization designed self-assessment IPC Assessment Framework (IPCAF) tool. Methods: This was a cross sectional observation study. Thirty-two tertiary care public and private facilities, part of the existing Indian HAI surveillance network was included. Data collected was analyzed by a central team at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, a tertiary care hospital of India. The WHO questionnaire tool was used to understand the capacity and efforts to implement IPC practices across the network. Results: The overall median score of IPCAF across the network was 620. Based on the final IPCAF score of the facilities; 13% hospitals had basic IPC practices, 28% hospitals had intermediate and 59% hospitals had advanced IPC practices. The component multimodal strategies had the broadest range of score while the component IPC guidelines had the narrowest one. Conclusions: Quality improvement training for IPC nurses and healthcare professionals are needed to be provided to health facilities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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