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Saving Lives audits: do they improve infection prevention and control practice?

Slyne, H., Phillips, C. A. and Parkes, J. (2012) Saving Lives audits: do they improve infection prevention and control practice? Journal of Infection Prevention. 13(1), pp. 24-27. 1757-1774.

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Abstract: A retrospective audit evaluation was conducted to determine whether the introduction of two clinical skills trainers for four months in a district general hospital improved compliance with infection prevention and control practices. Saving Lives (Department of Health, 2010) peripheral venous cannula and urinary catheter high impact intervention audit data were analysed for six months before, four months during and six months after the clinical skills training was implemented for six control wards and seven intervention wards. Findings showed that although the control wards did not improve compliance significantly over the study period, the intervention wards improved compliance with the high impact intervention care bundles studies and that this practice was sustained for six months after the clinical skills training. The findings suggest that education is required to improve clinical skills surrounding cannulation and catheterisation, which can then be sustained by Saving Lives audits to reduce the risk of infection to patients.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infection prevention and control, ward-based education, compliance, audit
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA399 Regulation of medical practice. Evaluation and quality control of medical care. Medical audit. Clinical governance
Creators: Slyne, Holly, Phillips, Carol A and Parkes, Jackie
Publisher: Sage Publications
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Health & Society
Date: January 2012
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 24-27
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Infection Prevention
Volume: 13
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 1757-1774
Status: Published / Disseminated

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