- •Education and training of health care workers is fundamental to infection prevention.
- •A systems approach is needed for optimal health care–associated infection prevention interventions.
- •A cognitive simulation, allowing the health care workers to adopt a multidimensional perspective, should be tested for efficacy in health care settings.
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Funding/support: This work was funded in part by the National Science Foundation (DRL-0918409, DRL-0946372, DRL-1247262, DRL-1418288, DUE-0919347, DUE-1225885, EEC-1232656, EEC-1340402, and REC-0347000), the MacArthur Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. N.S. is supported by a Veterans Affairs–funded patient safety center and an R03 from AHRQ.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.
Disclaimer: The opinions, findings, and conclusions do not reflect the views of the funding agencies, cooperating institutions, or other individuals.