Title

Disposable single-use receptacles in a tertiary hospital: A large survey of staff after a hospital-wide implementation

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2016

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Infection Control, Single-use receptacles, Sanitizers, Bedpan, Singapore, Quality improvement

Discipline

Environmental Policy | Place and Environment

Research Areas

Others

Publication

American Journal of Infection Control

Volume

44

Issue

9

First Page

1041

Last Page

1043

ISSN

0196-6553

Identifier

10.1016/j.ajic.2016.01.015

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.01.015

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