Sharps management and sharp safety audits

Comply with CQC and HIQA Standards

TS+ auditing system has been created specifically for mobile auditing in the healthcare environment. It has been designed and developed from the ground up, in consultation with Infection Prevention and Control Nurses (IPCN), Practice Development Nurses and Nurse Led Audit Teams.

Everything has been specifically designed to take into account the detailed needs of nurses auditing in all areas of the Health Service from acute care to long term care, mental health and community based care.

Audits are so easy to carry out with ts+ mobile paperless auditing technology

Management of sharps

Sharps safety and prevention of Sharps injury are components of risk registers in the majority of hospitals and Trusts- whether Acute or Community or Long Term Care or Primary Care, sharps need to be managed safely and healthcare workers (HCW) need to understand the steps to take to how to reduce risk of blood exposure to themselves, other Healthcare workers and the Public.

Sharps need to binned at point of use and be separately stored and discarded in EU compliant sharps bins.

Protective Equipment (PPE) Goggles and eye shields need to be worn when there is a risk of splashing from blood or body fluid Gloves should always be worn when handling sharps contaminated with blood and body fluid

Using TS+ Auditing Technology, you can monitor compliance rates and staff knowledge of your policies with just a touch of the screen.

Safety devices that either mechanically cover the sharp or that are designed to have no sharp parts.
Regulations on sharps safety are now in force and written into law in most countries. Under this legislation, the employer must provide safety devices and alternatives to sharps where available

Management of sharps

With TS+ Sharps management audit tool, your organisation’s sharps safety can be audited efficiently and simply and results fed back to staff in real time

a clean environment is a key component of infection prevention programmes. keeping patients free from harm

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Essential Standards Of Quality And Safety

Audit standards meet the CQC & HIQA standards shown here as well as Infection Prevention & Control Standards

"Audit and feedback as part of a strategy for improving performance and supporting quality and safety in European health care systems"

Signe Agnes Flottorp, Gro Jamtvedt, Bernhard Gibis, Martin McKee

© World Health Organization 2010

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