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An innovative approach to strengthening health professionalsí infection control and limiting hospital-acquired infection: Video-reflexive ethnography


Iedema, R and Hor, S-Y and Wyer, MT and Gilbert, GL and Jorm, C and Hooker, C and O'Sullivan, MVN, An innovative approach to strengthening health professionals' infection control and limiting hospital-acquired infection: Video-reflexive ethnography, BMJ Innovations, 1, (4) pp. 157-162. ISSN 2055-8074 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1136/bmjinnov-2014-000032


Objective: To strengthen cliniciansí infection control awareness and risk realisation by engaging them in scrutinising footage of their own infection control practices and enabling them to articulate challenges and design improvements.

Design and participants: Clinicians and patients from selected wards of 2 hospitals in western Sydney.

Main outcome measures: Evidence of risk realisation and new insights into infection control as articulated during video-reflexive feedback meetings.

Results: Frontline clinicians identified previously unrecognised infection risks in their own practices and in their teamís practices. They also formulated safer ways of dealing with, for example, charts and patient transfers.

Conclusions: Video-reflexive ethnography enables frontline clinicians to identify infection risks and to design locally tailored solutions for existing risks and emerging ones.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Infectious diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
UTAS Author:Iedema, R (Professor Rick Iedema)
UTAS Author:Hor, S-Y (Dr Su-Yin Hor)
UTAS Author:Wyer, MT (Ms Mary Wyer)
ID Code:119912
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-08-07
Last Modified:2017-08-07

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