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Table 7 HCW self-reported compliance with infection control guidelines and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

From: Contact among healthcare workers in the hospital setting: developing the evidence base for innovative approaches to infection control

How regularly do you think colleagues comply with infection control guidelines (N = 2857) Mostly comply 1757 (61.5%)
Partially comply 900 (31.5%)
Poorly comply 200 (7%)
On average, how regularly direct contacts with patients recorded in patient’s chart (N = 2897) Most often 1125 (38.8%)
Sometimes 395 (13.6%)
Not frequently 1226 (42.3%)
N/A 151 (5.2%)
How regularly record multiple contacts with same patient in patient’s chart (N = 2803) Most often 958 (34.2%)
Sometimes 341 (12.2%)
Not frequently 1300 (46.4%)
N/A 204 (7.3%)
Wear surgical/procedure mask when caring for patient with. .. (N = 3002) respiratory tract infection (RTI) 1414 (47.1%)
TB N/A
Chickenpox N/A
Wear N95 respirator (not fit tested) when caring for patient with. .. RTI 171 (5.7%)
TB 232 (7.7%)
Chickenpox 75 (2.5%)
Wear N95 respirator (fit tested) when caring for patient with. . . RTI 844 (28.1%)
TB 1592 (53.0%)
Chickenpox 345 (11.5%)
Wear face or eye shield when caring for patient with. . . RTI 621 (20.7%)
TB 1016 (33.8%)
Chickenpox N/A
Wear one pair of gloves when caring for patient with. . . RTI 1757 (58.5%)
TB N/A
Chickenpox 1618 (53.9%)
Wear two pairs of gloves when caring for patient with. . . RTI 364 (12.1%)
TB N/A
Chickenpox 273 (9.1%)
Wear goggles when caring for patient with. . . RTI 352 (11.7%)
TB 606 (20.2%)
Chickenpox N/A
Wear gown when caring for patient with. . . RTI 1755 (58.5%)
TB N/A
Chickenpox 1476 (49.2%)
Wash hands when caring for patient with. . . RTI 2617 (87.2%)
TB 2530 (84.3%)
Chickenpox 2444 (81.4%)