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Table 3 Strategies for Future Implementation

From: Qualitative outcomes of Clean Cut: implementation lessons from reducing surgical infections in Ethiopia

StrategyParticipant Quote
Assess resource availability before intervention and engage hospital leadership“The human power, adequate manpower, sterility indicator and the office with a printer and a computer. This will happen better if these things are fulfilled at the beginning or initially, about the project, so that, I think, it might go smoothly.” Data Collector/Nurse 6
Create a sense of responsibility throughout the hospital staff“To continue the data collection, everybody in the hospital who’s involved in patient care should have a complete understanding of the prevention of surgical site infection. That way, if they perceive that they are expected or they owe it as a common goal, then it will continue.” Data Collector/Nurse 7
Provide training beyond specific Clean Cut implementers“If we engage more people, if we disseminate the information for more people, I think it’s easy to have an improvement. For example, for the gown and drapes I told you we don’t use the inside indicators because, the people at the sterilization room are not involved in that meeting. So if we involve more people, it’s easy, I think.” Data Collector/Nurse 1
Incorporate data collection into daily routines“Not extra but as part of our daily job’s. Integrate into other jobs. Like using the safety checklist or something.” Data Collector/Nurse 1