Using IPConnect as a data collection tool

    • Scope: Global
    • Focus: NTP and Civil Society (two outlines below)
    • Objectives:
      • Describe the IPConnect tool and the various available modules
      • Explain the functionalities of IPConnect through a South African case example
      • Describe the adaptability of IPConnect and flexibility within each module to highlight the versatility of the platform for implementation in other countries
    • Expected Outputs/Outcomes: After attending the webinar, participants will be able to
      • Describe the various IPConnect modules and their importance for holistic IPC in a facility setting
        • IPConnect is useful for the following groups
          • Clinical healthcare workers
          • Facility managers
          • Program managers
          • All of the above
        • Understand the success of IPConnect implementation in South Africa
          • Can’t think of a question for this for pre/post, but post:
            • South Africa has adapted IPConnect to include which novel intervention
              • CO2 Monitors
              • Guideline repository
              • Facility risk assessments
            • Describe which elements of IPConnect would be best suited for their country’s specific IPC programming and understand the level of flexibility for country-specific adaptation
          • NTP-Focused Detailed Outline:
            • Intro/Purpose/IPConnect Overview
              • To describe the IPConnect suite of applications and their utility in implementing infection prevention and control programs
              • To apply this description to the South African context as an example of how IPConnect is used in programmatic settings
            • IPConnect: Core Elements
              • Show homepage
              • Show all core elements (8)
              • Show the five main functions/aims of IPConnect achieved by the eight core modules:
                • Facility-specific IPC gaps, both physical and knowledge
                • Focused response actions
                • Mass distribution of guideline updates, trainings, and other information, education and communication (IEC) materials
                • Real-time data for immediate and accurate action.
                • Comprehensive data collection of IPC risks, responses, and guidelines allow staff to ensure appropriate provision of resources and tailored trainings and supervision activities.
              • IPConnect Implementation in South Africa:
                • IPConnect-SA homepage
                • Core elements of IPConnect in SA
                  • The South African IPConnect implementation includes the following core elements:
                  • Facility risk assessments
                    • With summary dashboard
                  • Home-based risk assessments
                  • CO2 monitor dashboards
                  • Guideline repository for staff use
                • For each core element describe in detail the focus of implementation and show some results
                  • Facility Risk Assessments
                    • Show data collection page/describe process
                    • Show an example dashboard
                  • Home-based risk assessments
                    • Show the data collection page/describe process
                    • Show available summary data
                  • CO2 monitors
                    • Show the dashboard page, describe the general data process as well
                  • Guideline repository
                    • Show the guideline page
                    • Show how guidelines are updated
                    • Show the mobile app for staff access
                    • Describe the push notification system for daily tips
                  • Questions
                  • Conclusion
                • Civil Society-Focused Detailed Outline:
                  • Intro/Purpose/IPConnect Overview
                    • To describe the IPConnect suite of applications and their utility in implementing infection prevention and control programs
                    • To apply this description to the South African context as an example of how IPConnect is used in programmatic settings
                    • For the civil society focused webinar, to place a greater focus on staff capacity building and the use of IPConnect as a job aid for improving IPC practices
                  • IPConnect: Core Elements
                    • Show homepage
                    • Show all core elements (8)
                    • Show the five main functions/aims of IPConnect achieved by the eight core modules:
                      • Facility-specific IPC gaps, both physical and knowledge
                      • Focused response actions
                      • Mass distribution of guideline updates, trainings, and other information, education and communication (IEC) materials
                      • Real-time data for immediate and accurate action.
                      • Comprehensive data collection of IPC risks, responses, and guidelines allow staff to ensure appropriate provision of resources and tailored trainings and supervision activities.
                    • IPConnect as a capacity-building tool and a job aid
                      • Incident reporting:
                        • Describe this module in detail, in which staff are able to report incidents anonymously or with identifiers attached and in which staff can report infection outbreaks
                        • IPC Guidelines:
                          • Describe the use of IPConnect as a guideline repository, and focus on the use of the mobile app to allow staff to have guidelines available at their fingertips
                          • Case-Specific Queries:
                            • Describe the question/answer function of IPConnect as an interactive job aid
                          • Push Notifications:
                            • Describe the function of this module as a way for administrators to push updates or IPC tips to staff
                          • IPC FAQ
                            • Describe this module and its use in answering frequently asked questions staff may have
                            • Client Feedback
                              • Describe this as a useful tool for civil society to monitor quality and implementation of IPC practices in various locations and facilities etc
                              • IPConnect Implementation in South Africa:
                                • IPConnect-SA homepage
                                • Core elements of IPConnect in SA
                                  • Focus this discussion on guideline repositories and any other feedback modules in place
                                  • The South African IPConnect implementation includes the following core elements:
                                  • Facility risk assessments
                                    • With summary dashboard
                                  • Home-based risk assessments
                                  • CO2 monitor dashboards
                                  • Guideline repository for staff use
                                • For each core element describe in detail the focus of implementation and show some results
                                  • Guideline repository
                                    • Show the guideline page
                                    • Show how guidelines are updated
                                    • Show the mobile app for staff access
                                    • Describe the push notification system for daily tips
                                  • Questions
                                  • Conclusion
    • Date and Time: October 15, 2019 Time – TBD