Disposable single-use receptacles in a tertiary hospital: A large survey of staff after a hospital-wide implementation
In March 2014, our 1,100-bed tertiary hospital fully converted from a traditional system of reusable receptacles to a single-use disposable pulp receptacle system. Almost 12 months later, in February 2015, we undertook a large survey questionnaire to investigate user acceptance, perceptions, and any areas for improvement. The disposable pulp receptacle system was seen to be more convenient, more hygienic, and less of a risk in spreading infectious diseases. Occasional human error in its use was featured in the rare negative feedback. (C) 2016 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Infection Control, Single-use receptacles, Sanitizers, Bedpan, Singapore, Quality improvement
Environmental Policy | Place and Environment
American Journal of Infection Control
PHUA, Mei Yen, SALMON, Sharon, & STRAUGHAN, Paulin Tay.(2016). Disposable single-use receptacles in a tertiary hospital: A large survey of staff after a hospital-wide implementation. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(9), 1041-1043.
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