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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.