Infection Prevention and COVID-19 services for Nursing Homes and Residential Care

Ensuring Safer More Effective Care – Today and Every day

Nursing Homes and Residential Care

Although most of us hope we can live at home all our lives, for many of us Nursing homes and residential care services become essential to our safety, wellbeing and comfort in our final years.

These nursing homes and care homes prevent the loneliness and isolation of living on our own as well as providing a safe secure place to live with regular nourishing meals, access to Nursing care should we need it and a programme of services to ensure we remain engaged and interested in living.

Medical Audits provide advice, support, training, consultancy and auditing services to Nursing homes and Residential care settings so they can continue to provide and maintain a safe environment for their clients and residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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

HAND HYGIENE TRAINING

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

INFECTION PREVENTION and COVID -19 TRAINING

Infection Prevention and COVID-19 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

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

CONSULTANCY and ADVICE

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

INDEPENDENT INFECTION CONTROL AUDITS

Infection Control audits to assess compliance with HIQA and CQC infection Control standards and guidelines for non acute settings

INFECTION CONTROL AUDITS

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

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 FOR RESIDENTIAL CARE

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

speech Glenaulin Nursing Home recently availed of the services of Medical Audits Ltd to conduct an internal audit on Infection Prevention and Control.

We have been extremely impressed with the quality of their service, the professionalism they display and timeliness of the information they provide.

It has been advantageous to experience the consistency of their work and efficiencies of their service. Clinical director, Ann Higgins has extensive knowledge and understanding of our service needs and what is required to achieve the required standard. They are knowledgeable, engaging and proactive.

What we have learnt from our experience with Medical Audits Ltd throughout and post audit have been extremely beneficial as we aim to copper fasten and embellish our infection prevention and control measures.

I would highly recommend the services of Ann and the Medical Audit team. speech

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

  • Audit of residents rooms
  • Toilets
  • Clinical rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Clean utility rooms
  • Sluice rooms,
  • 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 Residential Care 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)

Infection Prevention and Control – Essential to Safe Care

We all know that the very young and very old are most vulnerable to infections.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has demonstrated just how vulnerable the elderly 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 live in care homes and nursing homes we have lots of contact with others. Other residents, Nursing home staff and care workers, and even our family visitors, all essential to our wellbeing become sources of infection from Influenza, Winter Vomiting bugs and now COVID-19.

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, nursing homes, 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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