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Development and effectiveness evaluation of surgical site infection post-discharge surveillance mobile app as a clinical decision support system

Grant number: 19/22306-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2021 - June 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Medical-Surgical Nursing
Principal researcher:Vanessa de Brito Poveda
Grantee:Vanessa de Brito Poveda
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem (EE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Ariane Souza do Nascimento ; Camila Dalcól ; Judith Tanner


Surgical site infection is one of the main healthcare-related infections, culminating in financial losses to the health system and high morbidity and mortality, which due to increasingly shorter hospital stays and manifest itself in the patient's home, requiring health professionals to act more effectively in the post-discharge surveillance of this offense. Therefore, considering this problem and the constant evolution of technological resources, with the increase of access and use of mobile phones by the population, it becomes pertinent to the development of an integrated mobile app for surgical site infection post-discharge surveillance. Aims: To develop and to evaluate the effectiveness and usability of a mobile application for surgical site infection post-discharge surveillance. Methodology: Technological development study of a surgical site infection post-discharge surveillance mobile app, to be performed in two steps: development of the mobile application based on the Agile Scrum Methodology; and a randomized clinical trial to assess the efficacy including healthcare professionals, information technology professionals, and surgical patients. Expected results: It is expected that a surgical site infection post-discharge surveillance mobile app will collaborate in the early detection of potential cases of surgical site infection and be able to enhance post-discharge surveillance strategies and collaborate with data management, decision making, and surgical site infection prevention actions. (AU)

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