The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine the feasibility of using provider-led participatory visual methods to scrutinize 4 hospital units' infection prevention and control practices. Methods included provider-led photo walkabouts, photo elicitation sessions, and postimprovement photo walkabouts. Nurses readily engaged in using the methods to examine and improve their units' practices and reorganize their work environment.
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School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, and, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Dr Backman); Infection Prevention and Control, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Ms Bruce); Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia (Dr Marck); and Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Ms Vanderloo).
Correspondence: Chantal Backman, PhD, MHA, RN, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, 451, Smyth Rd, RGN 3239 Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5 (email@example.com).
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The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Accepted for publication: November 18, 2015
Published ahead of print: December 16, 2015