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dc.contributor.authorBurden, Melen
dc.identifier.citationUsing a change model to reduce the risk of surgical site infection. 2016, 25 (17):949-955 Br J Nursen
dc.description.abstractA surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance module completed in 2014 highlighted that infection rates for breast surgery inpatients and readmissions at an acute trust had increased to 2.2%, from 0.5% in 2012. The national benchmark for 2014 established by Public Health England (PHE) was 1.0%. This demonstrated a greater than fourfold absolute increase in SSI for breast surgery during these periods. The infection rate could have been due to chance, but warranted investigation. The results were presented to the breast team and used to drive practice transformation through audit and observation, identifying areas of change to improve patient safety. The project used a recognised 8-step model for leading change developed by John Kotter, a professor at Harvard Business School and world-renowned change expert. The project presented opportunities to promote infection prevention while implementing care improvement strategies and behaviour change in partnership with the breast team.en
dc.publisherMark Allen Groupen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British journal of Nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Surgeryen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Nursingen
dc.titleUsing a change model to reduce the risk of surgical site infection.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nursing (BJN)en
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