Devices 2018-06-08T16:47:34+00:00

We look forward to converting as much of our annual training to Amplifire as we can because it’s so much better of a user experience than our current platform.” – Dan Hyman, MD, Chief

Medical and Patient Safety Officer, Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Medical Device Challenge

Device-associated infections pose a major threat to your patients. Hard-to-detect biofilms that develop on medical device surfaces become the source of infection transmission.

Yet despite quality-improvement interventions, unsafe injection practices and catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) continue to kill patients every year.

It’s time for a new intervention.

Solution

For sustainable results, you need a tool that not only trains your staff on best practices, but also pinpoints local and systemic risks. Amplifire has the power to detect and correct knowledge gaps, uncertainty, and misinformation hidden in the neurons of your clinicians and technicians.

Preventing Superbugs

With the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it is vital that cleaning procedures are conducted at the highest level of competence.

At the beginning of this Amplifire module about processing and sterilizing endoscopes, almost 200 technicians displayed an alarming amount of confidently held misinformation.

Amplifire then rapidly transformed their misinformation into confident mastery.

Staying Vigilant about
Equipment Configuration

In 2017, this study identified confidently held misinformation about the proper use of urinary catheters. The study included 4,511 nurses across 25 locations in a single health system. The nurses were a mix of RNs, Charge RNs, LPNs, NPs, and RN Educators.

Amplifire revealed key areas where accurate knowledge and justified confidence would improve practice and reduce unreimbursed care.

Uncertain Injections

All caregivers who deliver injections believe their technique is correct and safe. The data tell us it isn’t so. When presented with a carefully constructed learning module that measures understanding and technique regarding safe injection practices, 160 clinicians answered confidently and correctly only 42% of the time.