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. 2010 Nov;31 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S14-7.
doi: 10.1086/655991.

Implementation Science: How to Jump‐start Infection Prevention

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Implementation Science: How to Jump‐start Infection Prevention

Sanjay Saint et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. .
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Implementing evidence‐based infection prevention practices is challenging. Implementation science, which is the study of methods promoting the uptake of evidence into practice, addresses the gap between theory and practice. Just as healthcare epidemiology has emerged as a paradigm for patient safety, infection prevention may serve as a clinical model for implementation researchers.


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Figure 1
Conceptual framework for translating infection prevention evidence into practice.
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Figure 2
The 4 E's: An action-oriented implementation model

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    Krein SL, Saint S. Krein SL, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jul;24(7):412-3. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004376. Epub 2015 Jun 1. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015. PMID: 26031559 No abstract available.

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