Priority 21 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: How can we improve the resources available to healthcare professionals , volunteers, and cleaners and improve their knowledge and training for better identification, prevention, and treatment of HCAI? (Priority 21)
Overall ranking 21
JLA question ID 0088/21
Explanatory note Better identification, prevention, and treatment of HCAI will result in better patient outcomes and decreased healthcare resource use. However, there is significant uncertainty about how best to achieve this.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples The confidence of healthcare professionals (resources, knowledge, training) is vital in the understanding, identification and treatment of HCAIs. ~ How does training of health care workers, cleaners, volunteers, everyone in infection control influence the rates of HCAI.  ~ What training are cleaners given in relation to cleaning mops and cloths?
Submitted by  2 x Healthcare professionals, 1 x Miscellaneous
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name Healthcare Associated Infections
Total number of uncertainties identified by this project. 259  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2019