When you choose Medical Audits technology systems you will triple your auditing capacity, drive improvements in compliance and provide safer, better patient care
Robust leadership in infection prevention and control is essential for effective decision-making, efficient use of resources and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe, effecitve, person-centred care (HIS, 2015)
Every year over 300,000 patients in England acquire a healthcare associated infection whilstin hospital. These infections cost the NHS more than £1 billion a year
When you choose Medical Audits technology system for hand hygiene you get to save staff costs and bed days and much more...
The WHO Estimate that 25% of HCAIs are caused as a direct result of poor hand hygiene
Save £578 per bed and 176 BED DAYS in a 200 bed hospital per year by reducing HCAIs by as little as 10%.
AIM(S) OF GUIDELINE
This guideline applies to:
Isolation of a patient indicates that the patient be nursed in a single room with contact precautions at all times.
C. Diff associated disease (CDAD) is defined as any patient who has one or more of the following:
* Diarrhoea is defined as 3 or more loose/watery bowel movements (which are unusual or different for the patient) in a 24 hr period
Severe CDAD is defined as any patient who meets the following criteria:
Unknown case CDAD is defined as a case who is discharged between 4-12 weeks before onset of symptoms
Specimen Selection for Lab Diagnosis
Ayliffe et. al. (2000) “Control of Hospital Infection: a practical handbook”: Chapman and Hall, London.
Ayliffe, G.A.J. (2001) “Hospital-acquired Infection: principles and prevention”
HPSC(2008) “Surveillance, diagnosis and management of clostridium difficile associated disease in Ireland”, HSPC, Dublin.
Please note - this document is a guide only - national guidance may change at any time due to new research, local needs or updated opinion - we do not take any responsibility for ensuring this information is up to date or reflects best practice.
Improving hand hygiene compliance by 10% and reduce Healthcare Assocated Infections by 25%
Save £130,000 by simply improving hand hygiene compliance rates by 10%
Medical Audits Technology System for hand hygiene provides automated correlation of audit results – making audit with immediate feedback achievable