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Table 6 Problems and solutions identified through the VRE methodology

From: Healthcare workers’ perspectives on healthcare-associated infections and infection control practices: a video-reflexive ethnography study in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia

Problems Solutions
A lapse in handwashing technique Educate HCW through videos demonstrating correct and incorrect techniques and infection control practices Issuance of memos and warnings from the higher authority to the HCWs who do not follow the infection control protocols
Lack of proper usage of PPE. Make it mandatory for all nurses to wear a surgical mask over the face cover (if worn) during procedures
Crossover of non-sterile items into the sterile zone Have an observer from the infection control unit oversee the sterile procedures performed during intensive care unit setup
  1. H.C.W.: healthcare worker; PPE: personal protective equipment