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Table 3 Overview of all tested infection control preconditions in the hospital and nursing home

From: The infection risk scan (IRIS): standardization and transparency in infection control and antimicrobial use

Infection control preconditions Hospital Nursing Home
Trash bin(s) are closed and foot-operated (entire department) X X
The (clean) linen is stored in a clean place, protected against dust and moisture X X
The bed-pan washer meets the following requirement: Disinfection with steam or hot water of at least 80 ° C (for at least 60 s) X X
Sterile medical devices (catheters, IVs) are kept in a closed cabinet X  
Sterile medical devices are kept separated in a closed cabinet   X
Medical supply and bandages are kept in closed cabinets X  
Needle waste container (UN3291) is presence   X
Halter aprons to protect clothing are present at the ward X X
Surgical masks are present at the division X X
Non-sterile gloves (NEN-EN 420 + A1, NEN-EN374, NEN-EN) are present in every patient room X  
Non-sterile gloves (NEN-EN 420 + A1, NEN-EN374, NEN-EN) are present in every ward   X
Hand alcohol (is present in every patient room and at point of care (EN1500) X  
No fabric chairs or benches are present in the patient and / or treatment room X  
No fabric chairs or benches are present in the common areas   X