When you choose Medical Audits technology systems you will triple your auditing capacity, drive improvements in compliance and provide safer, better patient care
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.
Medical Audits have a range of hygiene audit tools developed to ensure you can evidence your compliance with National Hospital hygiene Standards.
Importantly, our systems are developed by Professionals with decades of experience working in the Health service across the UK and Ireland.
A clean safe environment is an essential component of safe patient care.
The patient environment includes the furniture, equipment, fixtures and fittings, walls, floors etc.
The patient environment, especially high touch surfaces such as cot sides and equipment such as commodes have been identified as the source of transmission of infection and have been linked to many outbreaks internationally.
Using our knowledge of Infection Prevention standards internationally we have developed a range of infection prevention and control audit tools
✔ Support staff at local level in auditing their own departments – increasing end user involvement in audit processes
✔ Provide the ideal audit tools for Management walkabout audits
✔ Provide audit tools for local technical audits
✔ Infection prevention and Control oversight audit tools
✔ Provide individual, easy to use, standardised audits Including:
✔ Amalgamates all your hygiene audits into a powerful reporting system for analysis of patterns and trends.
✔ Provide detailed analysis for Infection prevention and control (IPC) teams to evidence compliance levels and identify risks
✔ Help you manage the risks identified, supporting your Quality improvement programme
Our experienced team are acutely aware of the issues that are constantly identified by CQC Inspectors, HIQA inspectors and NHS improvement professionals.
Inspections conducted in public acute hospitals against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections regularly find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps.
Inspections conducted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) routinely find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps.
CQC recently reported they have now completed an inspection of all acute hospitals and specialist hospitals in England. Many show improvements but 52% still have areas ‘requiring improvement’.
Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) changed their approach from single ward inspections to broader, multi ward and multi-site hospital inspections in 2016. They found “Not all members of the multidisciplinary ward teams (for example doctors and visiting therapy staff) were vigilant at following correct infection prevention and control procedures. This increases the risk of cross infection and contamination between patients and ward areas”(HIW, 2016)
Inspections conducted by Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) NHS QIS Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Standards. They too find issues related to the cleanliness of the patient environment, safety and cleanliness of patient equipment and management of linen, waste and sharps.