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

JOURNAL

Journal of Hospital Infection

VOLUME NUMBER

99

ISSUE NUMBER

1

PAGE NUMBERS

98-102

ISSN

0195-6701

ANZSRC / FoR Code

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

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle and Health Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

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.

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