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Korean J Nosocomial Infect Control. 2013 Dec;18(2):57-88. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.14192/kjnic.2013.18.2.57
Jeong IS , Lee SJ , Jeong JS , Yoon SW , Jeong SY , Ha J , Song JY , Lee YH .
College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea.
Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea. jsjeong@amc.seoul.kr
Department of Nursing, Chungwoon University, Hongseong-gun, Korea.
Department of Nursing Science, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea.
Division of Population Policy, Ministry of Health & Welfare6, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to develop feasible and detailed infection control guidelines (ICG) and audit protocols for health care workers and auditors in postpartum care centers (PCC). METHODS: PCC ICG and audit protocols were developed in several steps: 1) review of previous ICG for PCCs; 2) establishment of frameworks for updating guidelines and audit protocols; 3) review of new ICG, regulations, etc.; 4) drafting of PCC ICG and audit protocols and revision based on feedback from the research committee; 5) Delphi survey to solicit opinions from infection control, infant care, and maternal care professionals as well as PCC health care workers; 6) re-revision after discussion with the research committee; and 7) finalization of PCC ICG and audit protocols. RESULTS: We developed ICG with 4 categories and 26 sub-categories, and internal and external audit protocols with 163 and 85 items, respectively. CONCLUSION: The ICG and audit protocols are valid and feasible; we recommend their utilization as auditing tools, baseline data for the development of national infection control policies, and as educational materials for PCC healthcare workers.

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