Medical Audits range of Infection Prevention audit tools can support your organisation’s Joint commission International (JCI) Accreditation

Specialist Infection Prevention Auditing Solutions

Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) Standards for Hospitals

Joint commission International (JCI) are the oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care in the United States. They evaluate more than 20,000 organizations, encouraging and supporting them to provide safe and effective care.

Joint commission International (JCI) is approved and endorsed by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).

Our audit systems are designed to enable auditing of the JCI Infection Prevention standards so you can identify areas for improvement, put quality improvement plans in place where necessary and evidence compliance.

Summary of JCI Infection Prevention Standards

There are 11 IPC standards in the JCI Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Section

Each standard is listed with a number of measurable elements and a description of the intent of the standard.

JCI standards focus on a risk based approach to IPC and require organisations to monitor patient outcomes such as HCAI rates and outbreaks which are then investigated and examined to identify risks and shape the IPC programme.

Our range of Infection prevention Audit tools can assist you in identifying risks and integrating your IPC plan and Infection Prevention programme into your hospital's quality improvement and patient safety programme

PCI.1 One or more individuals oversee all infection prevention and control activities.

All your infection prevention audit data will feed into one whole hospital system to enable complete oversight by you Director of Infection Prevention.

PCI.2 There is a designated coordination mechanism for all infection control activities that involves physicians, nurses, and others as appropriate to the size and complexity of the organization.

All our audit tools are developed to support the involvement of all grades of staff in both audit and training programmes.

PCI.3 The infection control program is based on current scientific knowledge, accepted practice guidelines, and applicable law and regulation.

All our audits are updated regularly to ensure you are always auditing to the most up to date standards.

PCI.4 The organization’s leaders provide adequate resources to support the infection control program.

Evidence your organisations support for Infection prevention by investing in our state of the art auditing and quality assurance software.

PCI.5 The organization designs and implements a comprehensive program to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections in patients and healthcare workers.

Our audit system incorporates all the key elements of an Infection Control Programme so you can monitor all the key performance indicators with one system.

PCI.5.1 All patient, staff, and visitor areas of the organization are included in the infection control program.

All our audit tools are developed to support the involvement of all grades of staff in both audit and training programmes.

PCI.6 The organization establishes the focus of the healthcare-associated infection prevention and reduction program.

With our indepth reporting and analysis of real time data, your IPC team can focus on areas of importance to your organisation.

PCI.7 The organization identifies the procedures and processes associated with the risk of infection and implements strategies to reduce infection risk.

Our range of audit tools include care bundle audit tools for reducing device associated infections, blood stream infections (BSI), Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) so you can pin point areas of risk.

PCI.7.1 The organization reduces the risk of infections by ensuring adequate equipment cleaning and sterilization and the proper management of laundry and linen.

Our environmental audit system contains a range of over 700 standards designed to monitor the hospital environment and includes a comprehensive equipment audit tool and a detailed, hospital wide linen audit tool so you can monitor the management of laundry and linen.

PCI.7.2 The organization reduces the risk of infections through proper disposal of waste.

Included in our environmental audit software package is a detailed waste management audit tool.

PCI.7.3 The organization has a policy and procedure on the disposal of sharps and needles.

The safe management of needles and sharps is covered by our range of sharps audit tools and audit tools for monitoring safe injection practices.

CI.7.4 The organization reduces the risk of infections in the facility associated with operations of food service and of mechanical and engineering control.

Our systems include audits of ward pantries, kitchens and food safety so you can be assured you can identify risks promptly.

PCI.7.5 The organization reduces the risk of infection in the facility during demolition, construction and renovation.

We have audit tools for monitoring management of Aspergillus risk during building works, and like all our audit tools, results feed into a central data base for complete Infection prevention management and oversight.

PCI.8 The organization provides barrier precautions and isolation procedures that protect patients, visitors and staff...

The environmental hygiene audit system also includes PPE audit tools and isolation room audits to enable monitoring and feedback of standard and transmission based precautions.

PCI.9 Gloves, masks, eye protection, other protective equipment, soap, and disinfectants are available and used correctly when required.

Yes, we have an audit tool for monitoring of hand hygiene facilities and personal protective equipment (PPE) to support your infection control programme.

PCI.10 The infection control process is integrated with the organization’s overall program for quality improvement and patient safety.

Our audit systems all feed into one quality assurance system to support your organisations programme for quality improvement and patient safety.

PCI.10.1 The organization tracks infection risks, infection rates, and trends in healthcare-associated infections.

We have a range of surveillance systems for monitoring rates of Healthcare associated infections (HAI) including Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), Blood stream infections (BSI), and surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance.

PCI.10.2 Monitoring includes using indicators related to infection issues that are epidemiologically important to the organization.

Our alert organism audit system includes Multi drug resistant organisms (MDRO) and alert organisms such as Clostridioides difficile (formally known as Clostridium difficile), MRSA, VRE, CRE etc. as well as outbreak monitoring.

PCI.10.3 The organization uses risk, rate, and trend information to design or modify processes to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections to the lowest possible levels.

Each Infection prevention Audit system comes with a range of reports and dashboards for monitoring risk, rate and trend data.

PCI.10.4 The organization compares its healthcare-associated infection rates with those of other organizations through comparative databases.

Because all our audit and surveillance systems utilise internationally recognised Centre for Disease Control (CDC) definitions and best practice IPC standards, you can benchmark your data internationally.

PCI.10.5 The results of infection monitoring in the organization are regularly communicated to its leaders and staff.

Your staff can have audit results in real time – with results available on the audit device for immediate feedback and via auto populated dashboards.

PCI.10.6 The organization reports information about infections to appropriate external public health agencies.

Because all our audit and surveillance systems utilise internationally recognised Centre for Disease Control (CDC) definitions and best practice IPC standards, you can collect data required for public health agencies.

PCI.11 The organization provides education on infection control practices to staff, doctors, patients, and, as appropriate, family and other caregivers.

All our hospital infection prevention audit systems incorporate a training and education system to support education on Infection control practices for patients, staff and visitors.

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