Relating Healthcare Workers' Mental Models to the Transmission of Infectious Agents during Patient Care

Sweta Parmar, Joel Mumma, Rebecca MacKay, Rodrigo Garcia, Brandon Berryhill, Kylie Burke, Anagha Nair, Paige Gannon

Demonstration simulation: A nurse performing IPC practices incorrectly

This demonstration highlights common gaps in IPC practices observed throughout the study, including:

  • Using gloves in lieu of performing hand hygiene.
  • Touching sterile gloves with dirty gloves, compromising an entire Foley catheter kit.
  • Placing dirty linens on the bedside table, which is then used to place sterile supplies (i.e., Foley catheter kit).