Infection Prevention and COVID-19 Support for Hospice Services

Infection Prevention and Control – Essential to Safe Care

We all know that those with underlying conditions are most vulnerable to infections.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has demonstrated just how vulnerable the elderly and those with underlying conditions really are.

If we live alone and have little contact with others the change of contracting viruses including COVID-19 are low.

However, when we need to stay in a Hospice or other care setting we have lots of contact with others. Other residents, Hospice staff and care workers, and even our family visitors, all essential to our wellbeing become sources of infection including COVID-19.

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 Hospice Managers so they can do all in their power to reduce risks of spread of infections.

INDEPENDENT INFECTION CONTROL AUDITS

Infection Control audits to assess compliance with HIQA and CQC infection Control standards and guidelines for all healthcare settings

INFECTION CONTROL AUDITS

Audits of compliance with COVID-19 recommendations and best practiced standards to reduce spread of Coronavirus

CONSULTANCY and ADVICE

Development of quality improvement plans, action plans and cleaning manuals to assist with CQC and HIQA compliance

CONSULTANCY and ADVICE

Infection Prevention and Control advice and expertise to assist with Infection control outbreak management and preventing re-occurrence of outbreaks of infection

CONSULTANCY and ADVICE

COVID-19 and coronavirus support, advice and guidance to assist with COVID-19 outbreak management and preventing re-occurrence of Coronavirus outbreaks

INFECTION PREVENTION TRAINING

Hand Hygiene and infection prevention Training delivered by Infection prevention Experts – onsite in your premises or online via our online training portal

STANDARD PRECAUTIONS AND TRANSMISSION BASED PRECAUTIONS TRAINING

Standard Precautions and Transmission based precautions training delivered by Infection prevention Experts – onsite in your premises or online via our online training portal

STANDARD PRECAUTIONS AND COVID-19 AUDIT SOFTWARE

developed to enable auditing of the key areas of healthcare worker practice in preventing spread of COVID-19

INFECTION PREVENTION AUDIT SOFTWARE

developed to assist both staff and managers in the assessment of any healthcare setting in order to identify training requirements, areas for repair or replacement and in order to evidence compliance with standards

Specifically designed for auditing Infection prevention Standards in hospice settings, this audit system includes:

  • Audit of patient care areas
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Patient equipment
  • Auditing of communal areas
  • Linen management
  • Waste standard audits
  • Sharps safety audits.

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:-

  • National standards for infection prevention and control in community services (HIQA, 2018)
  • High Impact Interventions (NHS Improvement & IPS, 2017).
  • Guidance for Application of Standards and Recommended Practices in Primary Care Local Decontamination Units (HSE, Ireland 2016).
  • National Standards for Settings for Older People in Ireland (HIQA, 2016).
  • Standard Infection Control Precautions (SIPCs) (Health Protection Scotland 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).
  • Code of Practice for Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Medical Devices (HSE,2012)
  • EPIC 3 Guidelines on prevention of HCAI in England (2012).
  • Quality and Process Improvement tools (Infection Prevention Society (IPS, 2008).
  • HEALTHCARE RISK WASTE (DOH, Ireland, 2010).
  • HEALTHCARE RISK WASTE MANAGEMENT SEGREGATION PACKAGING AND STORAGE GUIDELINES WASTE (DOH, Ireland, 2010)

Medical Audits provide advice, support, training, consultancy and auditing services to Hospice staff and management so they can continue to provide and maintain a safe environment for their clients and residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

MEDICAL AUDITS SYSTEMS MERGE INTO ONE WHOLE HEALTHCARE MONITORING SOLUTION

Because all our systems combine into one complete auditing and quality assurance system, you can seamlessly audit across acute hospitals, primary care teams, Hospices, residential care settings, 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 all non-acute services and community based services



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EASY ACCESSIBLE PLATFORM

Easy to use optimised user interface

SAVE TIME

Tripled audit capacity

IMMEDIATE RESULTS

Real time digital dashboards and reports

ACCESS TO DATA LOCALLY

Ward digital dashboards

DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS

Immediate feedback

CLOSE AUDIT LOOP

Action Plans

World Health Organisation (WHO) ‘My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene’ concept.

Medical Audits- Supporting healthcare managers and Infection Control Practitioners