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    Technology supporting infection prevention and control training in Africa

    Lacey, Gerard and Sithole, Buyiswa Lizzie and Vorndran, Anna (2021) Technology supporting infection prevention and control training in Africa. In: 2021 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (2nd-4th December 2021), 2nd-4th December 2021, Virtual conference organised by UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter, UK and Ireland SIGHT and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT. (In Press)

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    Infection Control Network Africa (ICAN) is the largest infection prevention and control (IPC) organisation in Africa. It provides IPC education programs and actively supports IPC implementation to reduce healthcare-associated infections(HAIs), such as COVID-19, Ebola, etc. Good quality clinical hand hygiene is the foundation of IPC. Still, it is challenging to teach as it involves a new psychomotor skill and develops new hand hygiene habits appropriate to the clinical setting. In 2019 ICANTrain-The-Trainer (TTT) program began using the SureWashtechnology platform to support both in-person education and the cascade of training to other staff in the facility. This paper describes the need, the technology platform, program rollout before and during the COVID-19 outbreak, the impact and the lessons learned. We conclude by providing some observations on the future use of technology for infection control training

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Infection Control; education; Mixed Reality Simulator; Mobile App;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 14998
    Depositing User: Gerard Lacey
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2021 15:41
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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