Our survey says: 86% of nurses know that Clinell wipes offer superior protection

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7th December 2020

Research

Earlier this year, we conducted a survey on GAMA Healthcare’s Clinell product range, in collaboration with RCNi. We asked over 500 nurses for their opinion on our Clinell products, as well as their valuable insight into infection prevention control habits. Read on, to find out what we discovered...

Why did GAMA Healthcare carry out a survey on Clinell products?

We wanted to conduct a comprehensive analysis on the current understanding of the Clinell product range amongst nurses. Additionally, we wanted to generate reliable results for a representative update on nurse infection prevention control (IPC) habits.

Over 500 NHS nurses from across the UK took part in the survey, including Staff nurses, Sister/Charge nurses, Community nurses, Clinical nurse specialists, Nurse managers, Nurse practitioners and Practice nurses.

What questions did we ask in our Clinell survey?

The survey consisted of 15 questions and looked at the following topics:

  1. Infection Prevention and Control practices in healthcare settings

  2. Nurses awareness of GAMA Healthcare and Clinell products

  3. Household hygiene practices since COVID-19

What were the key findings?

Here are some key findings from our survey into the Clinell product range:

"95% of nurses have heard of infection prevention and control range Clinell."

"86% of nurses know that Clinell wipes offer superior protection from bacteria and viruses compared to standard wet wipes."

"84% of nurses use infection prevention and control range Clinell in their healthcare setting."

"76% of nurses would use Clinell at home to protect themselves and their family."

"57% of nurses agree the general public do not know the difference between sanitising wipes which kill bacteria and viruses and baby wipes."

It is clear that, NHS nurses are well aware of the infection prevention and control range Clinell. The majority know they offer superior protection compared to standard wet wipes. What’s more, many of them use them already in their healthcare setting and would happily use them at home. Finally, it’s important to note that more than half of the nurses surveyed, feel the general public is poorly educated about infection prevention.

How did we carry out the survey?

The survey was carried out via RCNi. RCNi is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal College of Nursing, providing innovative and creative information solutions for the whole nursing team and associated health professionals. They produce 11 journals, including Nursing Standard, offer a range of digital resources and host many events including the RCNI Nurse Awards.

The survey was hosted on RCNi’s website and we encouraged all of their followers (that were applicable) to take part. All nurses who took part in the survey had the chance to win one of 10, £25 M&S vouchers.

If you’d like to learn more about our Clinell product range, take a look at our Product page. Spread the word about infection prevention and share this article on social channels.

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