A needs assessment of infection control training for American Red Cross personnel working in shelters

Jocelyn J. Herstein, Janice Springer, Jono Anzalone, Sharon J Medcalf, John-Martin J Lowe

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This pilot needs assessment aimed to identify gaps in infection prevention and control (IPC) training of American Red Cross shelter staff through an electronic survey of IPC background, knowledge, and perceived training needs. Respondents (n = 471) noted a greater need for training in several IPC areas, although no significant differences were found in IPC knowledge between those who had recently deployed to a shelter (n = 70) and trained personnel who had never deployed (n = 178).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-473
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018



  • Disaster preparedness
  • Evacuation centers
  • Hand hygiene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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