Factors influencing compliance to universal precautions in healthcare workers: a systematic literature review

Bouchoucha, Stephane 2010, Factors influencing compliance to universal precautions in healthcare workers: a systematic literature review, in OBHC 2010 : Mind the gap: policy and practice in the reform of health care : Proceedings of the Organisational Behaviour in Health Care 2010 Biennial International Conference, [Society for Studies in Organisational Health Care], [Birmingham, U.K.], pp. 1-37.

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Title Factors influencing compliance to universal precautions in healthcare workers: a systematic literature review
Author(s) Bouchoucha, StephaneORCID iD for Bouchoucha, Stephane orcid.org/0000-0001-7066-0133
Conference name Organisational Behaviour in Health Care. Biennial International Conference (7th : 2010 : Birmingham, U.K.)
Conference location Birmingham, U.K.
Conference dates 11-14 Apr. 2010
Title of proceedings OBHC 2010 : Mind the gap: policy and practice in the reform of health care : Proceedings of the Organisational Behaviour in Health Care 2010 Biennial International Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Organisational Behaviour in Health Care Biennial International Conference
Start page 1
End page 37
Total pages 37
Publisher [Society for Studies in Organisational Health Care]
Place of publication [Birmingham, U.K.]
Keyword(s) Systematic review
Universal precautions
Standard precautions
Compliance
Healthcare worker
Summary Background: Occupational exposure to blood borne viruses involving hollow bore needles is one of the most commonly reported adverse events affecting staff in the National Health Service in the UK. Universal Precautions Guidelines were originally developed in 1987 in order to minimise the risk of contact with body fluid. Universal precautions not only protect staff against blood borne pathogens but are also considered as an efficient mean to reduce the spread of pathogens from patients to patients via healthcare workers.Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to identify and evaluate the objective evidence on factors influencing healthcare workers compliance to universal precautions through a systematic literature review.Methodology: This systematic review was conducted in 2009 and studies were retrieved through electronic databases, manual journal searches and communications with experts in the field. Studies of cross sectional survey design and observational design were included in the review as they constituted the most commonly used research design evaluating compliance to universal precautions.A quality checklist was developed based on existing assessment criteria.Findings: Studies conducted to ascertain compliance to universal precautions are plentiful but remain of low quality. Sixty studies were retrieved and evaluated for potential inclusion in this study. Four studies met the inclusion criteria. Three were of cross-sectional survey design and one of direct observational design.Conclusions: Uptake of universal precautions remains low despite known benefits. Lack of time, resources and lack of knowledge have been shown as being factors negatively influencing healthcare workers compliance with universal precautions.This paper also highlights the issues surrounding the inclusion of low grade evidence in systematic literature reviews and the implications of reviews including low grade evidence on practice.Type of article: Research paperKeywords: systematic review, universal precautions, standard precautions, compliance, healthcare worker.
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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