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.
Evaluation of Safety Devices
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.
Product Training & Instructions
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.
Sharps 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.
QLICKSMART LEARNING and WEBINARS
We have compiled our learning modules, videos, and clinical data to help prepare you and your colleagues to a safer working environment. These can be used to enhance learning programs regarding safety concepts, and to provide purchasing departments with background information on regulatory and clinical safety requirements. You can also access our webinars in this section which have proven useful with health care workers.
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. This guide steps through how a facility can develop a sharps safety program following the Hierarchy of Controls for managing safety hazards. Practical guidance is provided for each step of sharps safety implementation process, referencing recommendations by WHO, CDC, JCI, and other healthcare industry standards. Answer questions like:
- Where can sharps injury hazards be eliminated?
- What engineering controls are needed when sharps must be used?
- What should be considered when choosing safety devices?
- What should a sharps training program include?
- How can a facility assess the effectiveness of control measures?
- What are the benefits to investing in safety?
Hierarchy of Controls – 5 Step Plan
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.