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Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 1;44(12):1723-1725. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.018. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Knowledge, source of information, and perception of Portuguese medical students and junior doctors of infection control precautions.

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1
Infection and Antibiotic Resistance Control Unit, Pedro Hispano Hospital, Senhora da Hora, Portugal. Electronic address: david.r.peres@gmail.com.
2
Department of Medical Education and Simulation, Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Institute of Public Health of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
3
Department of Medical Education and Simulation, Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Abstract

Medical education should include infection control precautions (ICPs). Portuguese medical students showed reasonable knowledge in ICPs; however, contact isolation and glove and mask use should be reinforced. Only 25% referred to the curriculum as the most important information source. There was a positive association between academic year (Pā€‰=ā€‰.032), previous training in ICPs (Pā€‰=ā€‰.016), and knowledge. Main strategies proposed to acquire competences in ICPs were bedside teaching (26.9%) and curriculum and bedside teaching (20.2%).

KEYWORDS:

Knowledge; infection control precautions; junior doctors; medical students; perception; source information

PMID:
27499194
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2016.05.018
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