Title

Development and Evaluation of a Website for Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Australia

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-16-2018

Publication Details

This article was originally published as:

Fasugba, O., Koerner, J., Bennett, N., Burrell, S., Laguitan, R., Hoskins, A., … Gardner, A. (2018). Development and evaluation of a website for surveillance of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections in Australia. Journal of Hospital Infection, 99(1), 98-102. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2018.01.006

ISSN: 0195-6701

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111706 Epidemiology| 060502 Infectious Agents| 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Research Centre

Reportable Items

C1

Abstract

Phase II of the Surveillance to Reduce Urinary Tract Infections project piloted a website for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated (HAUTI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection in Australian hospitals and aged care homes. This report describes development and evaluation of the website for online data collection. Evaluation findings from 38 data collectors indicated that most respondents found website registration and web form use easy (N = 22; 58% and N = 16; 43%, respectively). The need for improved computer literacy skills and automated data systems were highlighted. This study demonstrated a novel approach for Australian HAUTI data collection; however, refinements are needed before national roll-out.

Comments

© 2018 The Healthcare Infection Society.

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