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dc.contributor.authorDing, Mingshuang
dc.contributor.authorAitchison, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorPink, Edward
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Peter
dc.contributor.authorTan, Victoria le Ching
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-17T00:01:11Z
dc.date.available2019-10-17T00:01:11Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1931-4485
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/TME.0000000000000228
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388453
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the implementation of 3 targeted interventions aimed at reducing infection rates in patients due to prolonged in situ intravascular catheters (IVCs) during their admission to the hospital. These IVCs are inserted by paramedics with Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) in prehospital settings. The 3 interventions involved were the application of “QAS-IVC” stickers by QAS paramedics to indicate QAS-inserted IVCs, the implementation of mandatory IVC documentation during patient handover, and clinician engagement to provide patient education on IVC infection signs. Audits undertaken in wards reflected that the interventions were apparent and beneficial; this is evident from the limited number of patients having in-dwelling QAS-IVC and increased awareness among medical staff and patients alike. We, however, did not have comparative data to objectively quantify the success of the interventions implemented.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom43
dc.relation.ispartofpageto47
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAdvanced Emergency Nursing Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsambulance service QI
dc.subject.keywordsemergency medicine
dc.titleCollaborative, Innovative Quality Improvement Activity: Development of Queensland Ambulance Service Stickers Drivers, Approaches, Implementation, and Outcomes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDing, M; Aitchison, S; Pink, E; Brown, P; Tan, VLC, Collaborative, Innovative Quality Improvement Activity: Development of Queensland Ambulance Service Stickers Drivers, Approaches, Implementation, and Outcomes, Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 2019, 41 (1), pp. 43-47
dc.date.updated2019-10-16T23:58:39Z
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gro.griffith.authorPink, Edward


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