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Frameworks to assist adoption of infection prevention and control programs. Does the literature exist?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The importance of comprehensive infection prevention and control programs (IPCPs) to prevent

    healthcare associated infection is well reported in the literature. What is not as well reported are the conceptual

    frameworks that guide the adoption of these comprehensive programs. By reporting the catalysts and processes

    associated with the successful adoption of IPCPs, a template for successful program implementation may be

    developed that will assist others in recognising such opportunities, thus enabling replication. This paper provides

    stimulus for such adoption and implementation.

    A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to identify reports of comprehensive IPCP adoption and

    the conceptual frameworks used in the process. The review revealed an absence of relevant literature examining

    the adoption of comprehensive IPCP or associated conceptual frameworks. Only one published study demonstrated

    the Diffusion of Innovations framework, and is discussed in detail. The outcome of this literature review points to

    a clear need for more research into IPCP adoption. This is especially important as relevant literature would assist

    low-resourced healthcare settings in their adoption of comprehensive IPCPs.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Zimmerman, P. P., Yeatman, H. & Jones, M. (2011). Frameworks to assist adoption of infection prevention and control programs. Does the literature exist?. Healthcare Infection, 16 (4), 129-134.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84855895618

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1555

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 129

End Page


  • 134

Volume


  • 16

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • The importance of comprehensive infection prevention and control programs (IPCPs) to prevent

    healthcare associated infection is well reported in the literature. What is not as well reported are the conceptual

    frameworks that guide the adoption of these comprehensive programs. By reporting the catalysts and processes

    associated with the successful adoption of IPCPs, a template for successful program implementation may be

    developed that will assist others in recognising such opportunities, thus enabling replication. This paper provides

    stimulus for such adoption and implementation.

    A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to identify reports of comprehensive IPCP adoption and

    the conceptual frameworks used in the process. The review revealed an absence of relevant literature examining

    the adoption of comprehensive IPCP or associated conceptual frameworks. Only one published study demonstrated

    the Diffusion of Innovations framework, and is discussed in detail. The outcome of this literature review points to

    a clear need for more research into IPCP adoption. This is especially important as relevant literature would assist

    low-resourced healthcare settings in their adoption of comprehensive IPCPs.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Zimmerman, P. P., Yeatman, H. & Jones, M. (2011). Frameworks to assist adoption of infection prevention and control programs. Does the literature exist?. Healthcare Infection, 16 (4), 129-134.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84855895618

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1555

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 129

End Page


  • 134

Volume


  • 16

Issue


  • 4