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.
Early Warning Scores assist healthcare professionals in recognising the deterioration of a patient by categorising the severity of illness, thus prompting staff to review the patient and carry out specific tests and actions to determine the presence of sepsis.
Medical Audits, Sepsis 6 Screening audit tool has been bespoke designed to assist with the implementation and ongoing audit of actions taken to identify sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock.
Medical Audits TS+ Sepsis bundles simplify the complex processes involved in Identifying Sepsis and enable standardised Sepsis management.
Each of our bundles are designed to audit practice in relation to the key elements of sepsis management with a range of care bundles and audits to support the implementation of best practice guidelines.
The Management of SEPSIS and screening for Sepsis has become a worldwide target for Infection Prevention and Patient Safety in Healthcare and in the community.
The equivalent of the Emirates stadium full of people die of Sepsis each year in the UK alone.
Early detection, timeliness and competency of clinical response are recognised as the main determinants of clinical outcome in people with acute illness (RCP, 2012)
Numerous studies internationally now recommend the use of Track and Trigger systems or ‘early warning scores’ (EWS) to ensure prompt identification and adequate response to patients who either present with acute illness or who become acutely ill during their hospital stay.
Once SEPSIS is diagnosed or suspected, implementation of SEPSIS 6 should occur within one hour.
All patients with an EWS or 4 or more (or 5 on supplementary Oxygen) should be assessed for SEPSIS.
This involves assessing the patient for evidence or suspicion of a new infection and then assessment of the patient for signs of sepsis or septic shock.
A medical examination and review of the patient should be carried out to check if the patient has any local signs of infection or risks for infection.
There are a number of different standard measures used for the assessment of patients for possibility of sepsis.
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)
The patient should be checked for systemic signs of infection including respiratory rate above normal;
SOFA - Sequential Organ Function Assessment.
This assessment scores points from 0 to 24 based on the following criteria:-
qSOFA (Quick SOFA)
This assessment scores points from 0 to 3 based on the following criteria:
If there is any evidence or risk of infection and any of the above predictors for sepsis then, according to best practice standards, SEPSIS 6 should be initiated and completed within an hour.
NOTE:- Current evidence points towards SOFA in the ICU setting and qSOFA outside the ICU as more effective than SIRs at predicting SEPSIS.
✔ The Surviving Sepsis Campaign, International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016
✔ The 3rd International Sepsis Consensus definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (JAMA 2016)
✔ National Clinical Guideline Number 6: Sepsis Management (HSE 2015)
✔ NICE guidelines on the recognition, diagnosis and management of severe sepsis 2016
As with all Medical Audits’ systems, the data is available in real time on the audit devices AND on up to the minute digital dashboards, providing staff with feedback as soon as the audit is completed.