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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.
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
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.
Start Smart is the term used to describe the initial prescribing of antibiotics and is a part of the ‘Start Smart then Focus’ campaign to reduce antibiotic resistance.
It involves a number of key steps including:
Focus is the term used to describe the re-assessment of the patient and antibiotic prescribed once results of tests and investigations are available. It is a part of the ‘Start Smart then Focus’ campaign to reduce antimicrobial resistance.
The key components of Focus include:
The need for the antibiotic should be reviewed within 48 hours of starting antibiotics.
The clinical diagnosis including laboratory/radiology results should be reviewed.
Following on from this review, one of five options below are selected and documented in the patient’s drug Cardex.