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Perceived Barriers to Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Home Certified Nursing Assistants: A Qualitative Study

Journal Article Training & Advanced Roles
June 15, 2015

This research article described a qualitative study about what certified nursing assistants perceived as their barriers to infection control in nursing homes. To see the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Language and culture were barriers to infection control, as certified nursing assistants could not understand notices about infection control and some came from places where infection control was not discussed.
Having per-diem and parttime staff who did not receive the same training as full time staff in infection control protections was also identified as a barrier.
Lack of training and educational credentials were other barriers for certified nursing assistants in engaging in hygiene protocols.

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