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Table 3 Proportion of respondents rating each option for improving infection prevention and control as ‘very important’, overall and separately for doctors and nurses

From: Reducing neonatal infections in south and south central Vietnam: the views of healthcare providers

   Proportion considering each intervention to be ‘very important’
   Doctors Nurses Overall
Education/Guidance for staff Clinical meetings 66.7 72.7 70.6
Instructional posters 33.3 27.3 29.4
Written guidelines 44.4 51.5 49.0
Strict monitoring of daily staff activity 29.4 46.7 40.4
Personnel Nurse/patient ratio 83.3 63.6 70.6
Doctor/patient ratio 77.8 48.5 58.8
Hand washing 83.3 90.9 78.4
Environment Cleaning of physical environment 77.8 78.8 88.2
Presence of hand washing stations 77.8 68.8 72.0
Presence of antiseptic gel solutions 47.1 64.5 58.3
Dedicated room for infected patients 50.0 66.7 60.4
Safe disposal of medical waste 72.2 93.5 85.7
Monitoring of hygiene of surfaces/equipment 47.1 48.4 47.9
Instruments Use of clean instruments 83.3 65.6 72.0
Dedicated equipment for each patient 66.7 75.0 72.0
Care of the newborn Limitation of invasive procedures 50.0 56.7 54.2
Full enteral feeding 35.3 31.0 32.6
Exclusive breastfeeding 94.1 86.7 89.4
Kangaroo mother care 52.9 46.7 48.9
Family contacts and education Limitation of maternal visits 33.3 25.8 28.6
Limitation of paternal visits 44.4 64.5 57.1
Limitation of family member visits 38.9 58.1 51.0
Maternal education on hygienic contact 55.6 83.9 73.5
Family education on hygienic contact 55.6 71.0 65.3
Pre-discharge education to prevent re-admission 64.7 77.4 72.9
Prophylaxis and therapy Screening for maternal GBS 16.7 30.0 25.0
Antepartum antibiotics for maternal infection 33.3 41.9 38.8
Appropriate use of antibiotics 70.6 80.6 77.1