START SMART An Essential Component of Antibiotic Stewardship Programmes

START SMART, then FOCUS Audit Bundles help you ensure safe antibiotic prescribing

Medical Audits supports Antibiotic Stewardship Programmes.

Our Auditing Systems support all grades of Healthcare Workers so they can play their part in Antibiotic Stewardship

DOCTORS AND PHYSICIANS

Doctors and Physicians are the prescribers of antibiotics and as such play a key role in the effective management of antibiotics. They must be engaged in and play active roles in Drugs and Therapeutics committees and Antibiotic Stewardship programmes.

The Start Smart auditing system from Medical Audits provides detailed information of prescribing practice and antibiotic use to enable targeted training of junior doctors in best prescribing practices



ANTIMICROBIAL PHARMACISTS

Antimicrobial Pharmacists coordinate the Antibiotic Stewardship programmes and have key roles in auditing, analysing and reporting data on compliance. They have an essential part to play in educating staff on the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and in implementation of programmes and strategies designed to improve antibiotic prescribing practices.

Medical Audits Start Smart and focus care bundle Audit tool provides key data and indepth analysis of patterns and trends – in real time without the need to duplicate data entry – freeing up Pharmacists to concentrate on the analysis rather than the data entry and report writing.


INFECTION PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS

Infection Prevention Professionals coordinate and monitor healthcare-associated infections and have key roles in auditing, analysing and reporting data. They have an essential part to play in educating staff on the importance of appropriate antibiotic use, and in helping support the Pharmacist colleagues with the implementation of programmes and strategies designed to improve antibiotic prescribing practices.

Medical Audits Start Smart Audit tool provided key data and indepth analysis to assist with education of Healthcare workers in best practice relating to antibiotic use and in helping identify patients at risk of Clostridioides difficile (formally known as Clostridium difficile, C. Diff.).




NURSES

Nurses are best placed to be able to ensure blood cultures are performed before commencement of antibiotics. They are also often the first staff to prompt review of antibiotic treatment and duration.

With Medical Audits Start Smart and Focus Audits so easy to carry out, they too can assist with auditing practice and to promote best practice among prescribers.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STAFF

Information technology staff need to support prescribers with access to hospital specific protocols and guidelines at point of prescribing and facilitate the collection and reporting of antibiotic use and compliance data.

Medical Audits healthcare auditing systems are all designed to work independently of hospital networks and servers while still providing data on interdepartmental, multi-disciplinary practice. Our Antibiotic Stewardship auditing system is delivered ready to use removing concerns about server issues and implementation requirements.


QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STAFF

Quality improvement staff need to support and assist with antimicrobial stewardship programmes as optimizing antibiotic use needs to be a key performance indicator and a quality and patient safety issue.

Medical Audits Antimicrobial Stewardship Bundle assists with data analysis and monitoring of these key perforrnance indicators and provides comprehensive data on patient safety issues helping ensure safer more effective care.



Medical Audits Supports the Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Programmes






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.


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Related Auditing Systems from Medical Audits

Start Smart

Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Medical Audits TS+ antimicrobial monitoring and surveillance system applies lean auditing processes that save hours of time and make the actual audit process itself faster and more efficient

Antibiotic Guardian

Immediate access to data means immediate interventions can be made immediately to ensure patients receive safe effective care

Hard to believe but 20% to 50% of antibiotics prescribed in hospitals are unnecessary (Igram et al, 2012).

Ensuring correct prescribing practice reduces antibiotic use and is a key component of Antimicrobial Stewardship programmes.