Qlicksmart launches online platform to transform sharps safety in hospitals.
Today at Cohort Innovation Space, Qlicksmart announced the launch of their ground-breaking Digital Platform for sharps safety management.
Qlicksmart Pty Ltd is an accredited R&D and manufacturing company committed to making healthcare professional’s lives easier and safer, so that they can focus on patient care.
Qlicksmart works with innovators from the healthcare sector to deliver solutions which target the overlooked concerns of nurses, surgeons, and healthcare facilities.
The team received Federal funding for the development of the Interactive Training App through the Innovations Connections Grant facilitated by the Department of Industry, Science and Technology. The Hon. Minister Karen Andrews was on site at Cohort Innovation Space to launch the new digital platform, that will provide tools for each stage of sharps safety implementation, empowering hospitals to reduce the risk of sharps injuries.
The available tools cover how to evaluate sharps safety devices, an Interactive Training App for product training, sharps safety education resources, and how to assess the success of a facility’s implementation plan.
Qlicksmart co-founder and emergency physician, Dr. Michael Sinnott, sees the Digital Platform as a way to make safety policy more accessible in hospitals.
“Safety engineered devices are proven to reduce sharps injuries, but the time and resources traditionally required to evaluate products or train staff can be a deterrent to safety improvements.
We wanted to provide a platform where hospitals from the city or remote areas can access the quality training and evaluation tools they need to make the best decisions for their staff.”
Qlicksmart collaborated with Monash University’s Design Health Collab for the development of the Interactive Training App, which is a key aspect of the Digital Platform.
Professor Daphne Flynn, Director of Monash Health Collab, and Eden Potter, Senior Research Officer, provided their insights on how the project will support healthcare workers.
“With the training and test being app-based, health care workers can be educated on how to correctly use BladeCASSETTE [Qlicksmart device] in their own time, place, and pace. In these current times with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no need for groups of people to gather together for training.”
For more details, contact the team at Qlicksmart directly.