Priority 6 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: How can we educate patients to look for clinical signs of HCAI? (Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0088/6
Explanatory note Educating patients to look for HCAI will empower them in their communication with the healthcare professional and will improved shared-decision making. This will also allow early diagnosis of infection and allow treatment to be initiated early. There is uncertainty in how best to achieve this or how effective this might be.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples In people at risk of a hospital acquired infection - are patients asked to look for signs themselves and report immediately? 
Submitted by 1 x Patient
PSP information
PSP 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