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Table 1 IPC-expert consensus: allocation of items to zones

From: Exploring healthcare providers’ mental models of the infection prevention “patient zone” - a concept mapping study

Inside Patient Zone Mixed Outside Patient Zone
Bedframe Curtains Bathroom in patient room
Bedsheets Partition wall Blood pressure cuff
Bedside table   Clipboard
Central Venous Catheter   Computer
Fixed telephone in patient room   Conductive gel bottle (for ECG)
Infusion pump   Floor
Monitor   Healthcare provider badge
Urinary Catheter   Healthcare provider hands
   Healthcare provider private mobile phone
   Healthcare provider professional attire
   Medication tray
   Mirrored Cabinet
   Another patient
   Paper patient records
   Pens
   Physicians’ pocket lamp
   Sink
   Stethoscope
   Tourniquet
   Trolley
   Ultrasound
   Waste bin
  1. ECG electrocardiography, IPC Infection prevention and control