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Continuing Professional Development and the Journal of Hospital Infection Questions linked to De Bono S, Heling G, Borg MA. Organizational culture and its implications for infection prevention and control in healthcare institutions. J Hosp Infect 2014;86:1e6. Available online 13 February 2014 1. The lack of studies on organizational culture change in infection prevention and control (IPC) is likely to be the result of: (a) Lack of awareness of the determinant role that organi- zational culture probably plays in IPC behaviour. (b) The challenge posed by organizational culture change. (c) The different research methodologies that are used in biomedical as opposed to behavioural sciences. (d) All of the above. 2. In attempting to overcome resistance to change, which types of individuals are likely to prove most difﬁcult? (a) Active resistors. (b) Organizational constipators. 3. Abundant IPC symbols visible within a hospital (such as hand hygiene posters): (a) Need to be adjudged in combination with the heroes and rituals of that organization in order to identify core values and beliefs. (b) Are clear evidence of an embedded and shared set of values that prioritize IPC. 4. The most effective type of leadership that relates best to healthcare professionals is likely to be: (a) Transactional. (b) Transformational. 5. Wholesale transposition of IPC strategies from one hospital to another: (a) Can be safely done as long as there is evidence that they worked in the ﬁrst organization. (b) Runs the risk of failure due to the different underlying organizational and national cultural characteristics of the two entities. Summarising the instructions from the Royal College of Pathologists: (1) One CPD point is allowed for each question and answer set (up to ﬁve questions and answers). (2) Answers must be recorded referenced back to the questions and recorded in the CPD portfolio. (3) It is essential that participants include the completed response form showing both questions and answers in their portfolio as these may be subject to audit by RCPath. For further information about the Royal College of Pathologists’ CPD scheme and credit allocation, please contact: Professional Standards Unit, CPD Section, Royal College of Pathologists, 2 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AF, UK. E-mail: [email protected]or visit http://www.rcpath.org Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Journal of Hospital Infection journal homepage: www.elsevierhealth.com/journals/jhin 0195-6701/$ e see front matter ª 2014 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2014.01.002 Journal of Hospital Infection 86 (2014) 275
Questions linked to De Bono S, Heling G, Borg MA. Organizational culture and its implications for infection prevention and control in healthcare institutions. J Hosp Infect 2014;86:1–6