Qlicksmart Digital Platform
Stepping Beyond the Hospital Walls
Qlicksmart’s new Digital Platform enables healthcare facilities to complete sharps safety device evaluation, training, and implementation wherever, whenever.
Sharps safety management is a requirement for hospitals and many allied health services. The CDC estimates that 385,000 sharps injuries occur in US hospital alone each year, and pose a significant workplace safety risk for healthcare professionals. Within the complex healthcare system, there are several stakeholders who play a part in implementing safe sharps management.
The Qlicksmart Digital Platform provides solutions for each stage of the implementation process to help facilities evaluate their sharps safety needs, choose the best-value safety devices, provide cost-effective and accessible clinical training, and assess outcomes.
Evaluating Scalpel Blade Removers
VALUE ANALYSIS CALCULATOR
Facilities can enter their scalpel injury data or choose from a range of clinical data to estimate their current costs from scalpel injuries and the cost-savings from investing in scalpel safety.
The Value Analysis Calculator provides cost estimates for commercially-available devices based on the facility’s needs. A personalised report is generated based on the facility’s calculations and can be used during value analysis committee discussions. The Value Analysis Calculator will assist facilities to make informed decisions around the usage and purchase of scalpel blade removers.
How to Use the Value Analysis Calculator
Features and Benefits of Using the Value Analysis Calculator
PRODUCT TRIALS RESOURCES
Facilities can download Term Sheet and Product Trial Evaluation Forms to arrange for evaluation of Qlicksmart products. The Term Sheet and the Evaluation Forms are designed conduct product trials with minimum or no disruption to facilities day to day operations. The Term Sheet helps to plan for the evaluation and the Evaluation Forms compare the facilities current sharps safety practises with Qlicksmart’s range of single-handed scalpel blade removers.
Sharps Safety Training
Qlicksmart’s innovative Interactive Training Application can be used for comprehensive and accessible medical device training. It enhances clinical education through interactive modules for teaching and assessing users—leading to a higher retention of information compared to traditional IFUs or video demonstrations. Facilities in rural, regional, or metro areas are able to complete product training without the restrictions of time and external resources.
RESOURCES FOR HEALTHCARE SAFETY EDUCATION
Qlicksmart offers a variety of education materials, including articles as well as live and recorded webinars in the area of patient and clinician safety. These can be used to enhance current education programs, for student’s introduction to safety concepts, and to provide purchasing departments with background information on regulatory and clinical safety requirements.
Implementing Sharps Safety
5-STEP PLAN TO IMPROVE SHARPS SAFETY
Prioritising the well-being and safety of healthcare workers is required for a stronger patient safety culture. In addition to the moral imperative of keeping workers safe, studies have shown that implementing staff safety measures have the following flow on effects:
- Increased quality of patient care and service
- Efficient patient flow
- Decreased absenteeism and overtime
- Improved communication and teamwork
- Higher work satisfaction and productivity
- A healthier, stable workforce
- Reduced medical and disability claims
SAFETY SCORE CARD
Designed by Dr Michael Sinnott, a notable expert in the field of sharps safety research, the Safety Score Card tool is used by facilities to measure utilisation of sharps safety devices. This can help measure clinician’s engagement with sharps safety programs, and assist with standardisation of device purchasing.