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More quick wins to consider

In this step we introduce you to another quick win which you may find useful and there are more available in “downloads”. Introduction of alcohol based hand rub in a …

The second intervention

The trend was not falling as they had hoped. In this video Dr Chandy explains what they did next.

Data, analysis and results

In this final video Dr Chandy explains how the data was calculated, how the data was displayed and what it showed. You may also like to consider the following questions: …

A quick win from India

In this video Dr Sujith Chandy introduces you to his quick win from India which will outline the use of medicines in low and middle income countries (LMIC), such as …

The problem

Antibiotics in this hospital’s formulary were dispensed from various dispensing sections within the hospital after purchase with a prescription. The prescriptions came from various departments ranging from broad specialties to …

The intervention

In order to contain and rationalise antibiotic use, antibiotic policy guidelines were introduced in the hospital at various times during the period 2002 to 2010. The time segments during which …

Closing summary for this Quick Win

You can implement AS activities successfully in a variety of geographical and socio-economic settings including small community hospitals. One of the major challenges in this South African example of a …

Measurement used for improvement

To facilitate measurement and feedback a “low-hanging fruit” toolkit, consisting of an Excel-based standardised measurement template/tool, was developed and launched in July 2012 for the five interventions. Part of the …

The importance of co-ordination

Watch the video with Ms Angeliki Messina, the Quality Leadership Project Manager for this South African AS initiative, as she explains the value of her role in co-ordinating data collection, …

The importance of data standardisation and feedback

To ensure the intervention would be successful the following also occurred during implementation: Formalisation of measurable AS goals for the group, which consisted of a sustainable reduction in overall antibiotic …

The Cochrane Review and closing comments

Within Europe cultural models have explained between 25% and 50% of variance in infection-control processes and outcomes. It is likely that specific combinations of cultural dimensions are more amenable to …

What kind of organisation do you work in?

In this video Professor Peter Davey explains “Power Distance” and its role in behaviour change. He begins by asking what sort of organisation you work in and goes on to …