Australian sharps injury safety company Qlicksmart has officially launched its Digital Platform designed to empower healthcare facilities to reduce sharps injuries that occur to frontline healthcare workers. Sharps injuries are penetrating stab wounds caused by scalpels, needles or other sharp medical tools that might result in exposure to blood or other bodily fluids.

The free Digital Platform by Qlicksmart healthcare frontline staff provides tools that comprise of an Interactive Training app, evaluating sharps safety devices for virtual product training and steps on how to successfully implement sharps safety policies into practice.

The Digital Platform launch event 

Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology attended the launch event for the sharps injury prevention Digital Platform which was held in Gold Coast. She said almost every day when people come to her saying they were unable to finish their training because they couldn’t get people in the room to deliver the training. She adds that this opportunity to digitally offer training to people is the way of the future.

She says that she is proud of the work Quicksmart has done to deal with sharps injuries at workplaces, keeping frontline healthcare workers safe. Andrews also mentions that Qlicksmart has proven other people wrong who said it’s impractical or impossible to provide training digitally.

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The sharps injury platform by Qlicksmart

Sharps injury prevention platform by Qlicksmart | iTMunch

Qlicksmart developed the Digital Platform in-house with the help of the Innovations Connections Grant facilitated to it by the Ministry for Industry, Science and Technology and Design Health Collab by the Monash University. Frontline healthcare workers and facilities can download the Interactive Training appal created by Qlicksmart from Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store. 

Qlicksmart Pty. Ltd. is a manufacturing and R&D company dedicated to making the lives of healthcare professionals easier so that they can focus on taking care of their patients. Found in 1999 by medical professionals in Australia, their award-winning sharps injury safety devices are used in more than 50 countries. Over the years of its operations, the company has collaborated and worked with innovators and experts from the healthcare industry and target the usually neglected concerns of surgeons, nurses and healthcare facilities.

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