Individual based practice change: behaviour change and human factors

Miss Karen McKenna1, Anastasia Hutchinson1, Mal Butler1 1Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, VIC, Australia   Introduction In Australia there are approximately 180,000 Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) annually. Decreasing HAI has been identified as a quality improvement priority. Deep wound infection following joint replacement surgery have substantial impacts on patients’ outcomes...
  • August 14, 2018
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Ms Lesley  Stewart1 1Western District Health Service, Hamilton, Australia   Introduction The challenging Influenza season in 2017 saw many vulnerable patients and staff succumb to the Influenza virus. In response to this, in 2018, the Barwon South West Regional Chief...
  • July 5, 2018
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Mr Samuel Agars1, Ms Megan Brown1 1Wollongong Hospital Islhd, Wollongong, Australia Introduction Standard precautions (SP) are fundamental in preventing the transmission of micro-organisms. Most research to date has addressed compliance and competencies specific to nursing and medical staff. However, allied...
  • September 4, 2017
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Mr Paul Simpson1, Ms Alison McKenzie1 1Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia Introduction Choice architecture is deliberately designing ways in which choices can be presented, without removing options, to alter behaviour. We applied these concepts as a framework to improve adherence to...
  • September 4, 2017
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Ms Debra Lee1,2, Ms Lesley Murphy1,3 1Redcliffe Hospital MNHHS, Redcliffe, Australia, 2Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 3Australian Catholic University (ACU), Brisbane, Australia   Trigger: Two (2) Anaphylaxis reactions requiring emergency intervention were experienced within a medium sized healthcare worker vaccination program...
  • September 4, 2017
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Helen Lorenz 1, Rachael Court 1, Marija Juraja 1 1 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, SA, Australia   Introduction With the increasing burden of patients with Multi Resistant Organisms (MRO), staff must consistently practice Standard Precautions (SP) for the protection of patients and themselves. As any patient may have...
  • August 29, 2016
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Nurmeiyati (Jeana) Nurmeiyati 1 1 Acting Clinical Nurse Consultant Infection Control, Sydney Local Health District Community Health   Introduction: SLHD Community Health (CH) nurses provide nursing care within the teams of Child and Family Health Nursing, Sydney District Nursing, Sexual Health and Youth Health...
  • August 1, 2016
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Suzanne Lovell-smart 1 1 Orange Health Service, Orange, NSW, Australia   In 2014 the publication of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, Clinical Indicators user Manual version 4 INFC area 2: Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) CI 2:1 – CI 2:6 regarding antibiotic usage in...
  • August 1, 2016
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Suzanne Lovell-smart 1 1 Orange Health Service, Orange, NSW, Australia   Orange Health Service was invited to be one of 8 NSW clinical units to participate in the pilot of the new protocol as the CEC had reviewed previous indwelling urinary catheter in elective hip/knee...
  • August 1, 2016
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Mandy Davidson 1 1 Clinical Nurse Consultant, Townsville Hospital And Health Service, Douglas, QLD, Australia   Introduction Although health professionals have learnt the theory and skills associated with aseptic technique, the application of these principles in the real world becomes blurred with the introduction of assistive technologies...
  • August 1, 2016
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