Review of records of all patients who had surgical procedures at the facility before patient A's initial procedure showed one patient — patient B — with an HCV infection.
AIM: The aim of this case study was to explore the environmental challenges nurses experience with infection control practice, and the strategies they use to overcome those challenges. A month later, she sought care at the same facility with jaundice, anorexia and abdominal discomfort.
This means the germ could have spread in that health care facility undetected.
Case study 1 In Marcha health care worker — patient A — underwent a procedure at the facility where she worked. The first challenge is the nature of the work environment, including: poor cleanliness in clients' home environments, pets or vermin, inadequate hand-washing facilities, and a lack of appropriate storage space for clinical materials.
METHOD: An exploratory case study was conducted in four home visiting nursing organisations in southeast Queensland, Australia, using data triangulation document review, individual interviews, and focus groups.
Page last reviewed: April 2, Health department and the facility did infection control assessments and screened 30 patients for colonization.