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)
Medical Audits provide advice, support, training, consultancy and auditing services to Acute hospitals, Nursing homes, Hospices, Residential care settings and other Healthcare providers so they can continue to provide and maintain a safe environment for their clients and residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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
Medical Audits have the knowledge and skills to provide key services including Infection Prevention and COVID-19 training and HIQA Infection Prevention standards audits to Nursing Home, Care home and healthcare providers
so they can do all in their power to reduce risks of spread of infections.
Interventions are essential if we are to improve antibiotic prescribing and management of antibiotics within all healthcare settings.
FOCUS or Antibiotic “Time outs” ensure that Antibiotics which have been started empirically while awaiting diagnostic information are reviewed once more clinical and laboratory data (including culture results) become available.
The idea of performing a review of antibiotics 48 hours after antibiotics are initiated is necessary so we can check:
Medical Audits provide Start Smart and Focus audit tools in our Antimicrobial stewardship auditing system to enable capture of data that will prompt faster more frequent reviews and assist with education and training of staff on best practice relating to antimicrobial prescribing.
Reviews of antibiotic therapy by Antimicrobial Pharmacists and Consultant Microbiologists are extremely effective in optimizing antibiotics in critically ill patients and in those on multiple antibiotics (Toth el al, 2010).
Using TS+ as part of these prospective audits and feedback sessions more than halves the paperwork and report generation requirements of these key staff ensuring they can spend the time advising rather than double entering data.
Some of the Interventions that can be put in place as part of Antibiotic stewardship programmes include:
Medical Audit’s Antibiotic Prescribing Focus auditing tool removes the need for double data entry and report preparation increasing the clinical time of Antimicrobial Pharmacists and increasing the time available to audit. This enables more effective utilisation of these very scarce resources.
Using Medical Audits TS+ auditing system for antimicrobial stewardship will help you monitor compliance with your antibiotic prescribing policy and evidence compliance for clinical governance assurance
As with all Medical Audits’ systems, the data is available in real time on the audit devices AND on up to the minute digital dashboards, providing staff with feedback as soon as the audit is completed.