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User centred design and nosocomials in surgical ICUs: A mobile application for peer monitoring and training in hand hygiene


Kariyawasam, N and Wong, MC and Turner, P, User centred design and nosocomials in surgical ICUs: A mobile application for peer monitoring and training in hand hygiene, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 245 pp. 743-747. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2017 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-743


Nosocomial infections are a global public health risk. In low and middle-income countries the problem is acute with very high infection rates commonly contributing to poor patient outcomes including mortality. Organisational, cultural, and individual factors have been identified in these high rates, with poor hand hygiene compliance amongst clinicians a major risk factor. New approaches to achieving clinician behaviour change are required. User-centred approaches have proven effective to engage and support changes in clinician behaviours through the use of electronic tools. This paper reports on the experience of co-designing and implementing a mobile application with clinicians to enhance hand hygiene compliance. The peer monitoring and training supported by the application aims to directly contribute to evidence on reductions in infection rates in two surgical ICUs in Sri Lanka.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cross infection, mobile applications
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health outcomes
UTAS Author:Kariyawasam, N (Mr Nadish Kariyawasam)
UTAS Author:Wong, MC (Dr Ming Wong)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:152516
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2022-08-19
Last Modified:2022-09-26
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