Dental audit tool for Auditing Infection Prevention and Control Standards in Dentistry

Medical Audits Quality Improvement Cycle Audit, Feedback, Train, Report

Risk of Spread of Infection

While much of the focus of Infection prevention standards is on the acute healthcare sector, the environment in a primary care settings can also be a source of spread on infections.

Cleaning the environment is an essential part of ensuring safe effective patient care and a safe patient environment.

Healthcare Providers whether in single GP surgeries or large Primary Care centres with a number of GPs and practice nurses must take essential steps to protect clients and staff from acquisition of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI).

The requirement to provide safe effective care is a necessary part of all healthcare standards. GPs and Primary care providers must evidence compliance with Infection Prevention and control standards and decontamination standards for commissioning bodies, HIQA auditors and other licencing authorities.

Auditing standardised definitions and then assessment against these standards to ensure consistent auditing and identification of risks is an essential part of quality assurance for primary care.

This Audit tool for infection control standards in GP practices has been developed to assist infection Prevention and control teams and GP practice managers in auditing compliance with Primary Care standards.

Using Medical Audits Dental Practice Audit tool you can audit practice against HTM 01-05 decontamination in primary care dental practices as well as best practice guidelines for Infection Prevention and control in dentistry.

The Dental Audit tools are designed so you can identify risks, highlight training requirements, assess practice in relation to safe care and evidence your compliance with standards.

Specifically designed for auditing Infection prevention Standards in Primary care dental settings, this audit system includes:

✔ Decontamination of instruments for primary care
✔ Water quality in dentistry
✔ Audit of dentist waiting rooms,
✔ Auditing Infection control standards for dental services,
✔ Monitoring compliance in clinical and procedure rooms,
✔ Auditing cleaning standards in dental practices,
✔ Auditing Sharps safety in Primary dental care,
✔ Waste management for dental practices,

All our audit systems are based on best practice standards and guidelines. They are developed in consultation with Infection Prevention experts and reference the following standards and guidance:-

✔ High Impact Interventions (NHS Improvement & IPS, 2017).
✔ Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) National Standards for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections in acute healthcare services (2017).
✔ Guidance for Application of Standards and Recommended Practices in Primary Care Local Decontamination Units (HSE, Ireland 2016).
✔ Standard Infection Control Precautions (SIPCs) (Health Protection Scotland 2016).
✔ National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland (HIQA, 2016)
✔ Scottish Health Technical Note 3 NHS Scotland waste management guidance (2015)
✔ Decontamination of linen for health and social care: Social care (DOHUK, 2015).
✔ National Guidance for Safe Management of Linen in NHS Scotland (2015)
✔ Prevention and control of infection in care home – an information resource (Health Protection Agency, 2013).
✔ Management and disposal of healthcare waste (HTM 07-01) - England 2013.
✔ HTM 01-05 (2013) standards on decontamination in dental practices.
✔ Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices (HSE,2012)
✔ EPIC 3 Guidelines on prevention of HCAI in England (2012).
✔ Prevention of infection and communicable disease control in prisons and places of detention (HPA & DOH, 2011).
✔ Quality and Process Improvement tools (Infection Prevention Society (IPS, 2008)


Because all our systems combine into one complete auditing and quality assurance system, you can seamlessly audit across acute hospitals, primary care teams, nursing homes, dental practices, GP practices, out-patient clinics, prison services and more.

Medical Audits Auditing and Quality Assurance Systems Provide the Technology Systems for Monitoring Infection Prevention Standards across Dental Services

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Decontamination Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination In Primary Care Dental Practices

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