Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals: Protocol of the REACH Study, a Multi-Site Stepped-Wedge Randomised Trial
Community Engagement Type
Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publication
This publication was originally published as:
Hall, L., Farrington, A., Mitchell, B. G., Barnett, A. G., Halton, K., ... Graves, N. (2016). Researching effective approaches to cleaning in hospitals: Protocol of the REACH study, a multi-site stepped-wedge randomised trial. Implementation Science, 11(44), 1-10.
Partner/Funding Body: NHMRC Partnership Grant
Avondale Researchers: A/Prof Brett Mitchell
Other researchers:Prof Nicholas Graves (QUT), Prof David Paterson (Wesley Medical Research), Prof Christian Gericke (QUT), Prof. Tom Riley (UWA), A/Prof Adrian Barnett (QUT), Dr Lisa Hall (QUT), Dr Kate Halton (QUT), Dr Katie Page (QUT)
Year Awarded: 2014
This trial will evaluate the use of an evidence-based environmental cleaning bundle intervention in eleven major Australian hospitals. It is randomized control study, using a stepped wedge method. The partnership grant also consists cash and in addition to in-kind support, in addition to in-kind support from range of industry and professional partners. There are two objectives of this study: Objective 1 is to evaluate the effectiveness of the environmental cleaning bundle. Objective 2 is to estimate the cost-effectiveness of adopting the environmental cleaning bundle for Australian hospitals. The project is commencing this year and will continue until 2019.
Rate of Impact
3 High Impact
Details of Project
The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study will generate evidence about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a novel cleaning initiative that aims to improve the environmental cleanliness of hospitals. The initiative is an environmental cleaning bundle, with five interdependent, evidence-based components (training, technique, product, audit and communication) implemented with environmental services staff to enhance hospital cleaning practices.
Hall, Lisa; Farrington, Alison; Mitchell, Brett G.; Barnett, Adrian G.; and Halton, Kate, "Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals: Protocol of the REACH Study, a Multi-Site Stepped-Wedge Randomised Trial" (2016). Faculty Engagement. 24.