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Implementing practice change: a strategy and a toolkit to reduce sharps injuries in health care and medical services

CollectionsGlobal Conference on Research Integration and Implementation (2013)
Title: Implementing practice change: a strategy and a toolkit to reduce sharps injuries in health care and medical services
Author(s): Antonsson, Ann-Beth
Schmidt, Lisa
Östlund, Gabriella
Keywords: practice change
sharps
injuries
health care
medical services
Date published: 8-Sep-2013
Publisher: Australian National University
Citation: Antonsson, A-B., Schmidt, L., Östlund, G. (2013). Implementing practice change: A strategy and a toolkit to reduce sharps injuries in health care and medical services. Digital poster presented at the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation, September 8-11 2013, Canberra, ACT.
Description: 
Our implementation philosophy National intervention –Integrate in education for health care professionals –Provide support through the web for professionals in health care and medical services –Cooperation with strategic allies - implementation through existing actors with high legitimacy –Alignment with other interests, e.g. patient safety and hygiene Support top and middle management. In order to make it easy for them to do the right thing Concrete advice on how to avoid sharps injuries on the workplace level. Good practice will reduce sharps injuries by more than 80 % –Need for awareness, and education –Need for managers to inform and follow-up –Need to convert to safety products (policy decision)(Taken from page 3 of poster)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/11064

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