Canadian intensive care nurses’ infection prevention and control adherence and institutional trust: An update 1-year into the pandemic
BACKGROUND: Nurses are key healthcare workers whose adherence to infection prevention and control (IPC) measures is integral to the prevention of nosocomial spread of SARS-COV-2. Institutional trust is an important correlate of adherence. After initially surveying nurses early in 2020, we sought to evaluate how perceptions of IPC measures and institutional trust changed one year into the pandemic.
METHODS: We adapted an internationally distributed cross-sectional questionnaire, incorporating validated scales for items including institutional trust,