HEALTHCARE QUALITY ASSURANCE &
AUDITING SOFTWARE AND CONSULTANCY
When you choose Medical Audits technology systems you will triple your auditing capacity, drive improvements in compliance and provide safer, better patient care
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)
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.
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.
Surgical site infection is a type of healthcare-associated wound infection affecting the incision site after an invasive (surgical) procedure.
Surgical site infections (SSI) are associated with considerable morbidity and extended hospital stay resulting in a considerable financial burden to healthcare providers.
The majority of SSI are preventable and yet they account for 20% of HCAI (HPA, 2012) and as many as 5% of patients who have surgery will acquire an SSI.
There are certain patient related risks associated with increased susceptibility to developing surgical site infections such as:-
Bundled together, these interventions have been proven to reduce HCAI and yet compliance is not optimal and surgical site infection rates remain anything from less than 1% to over 25% depending on the procedure performed and risk score of the patient.
Medical Audits Surgical Site care bundle audit tool facilitates data collection on compliance with care bundles to reduce surgical site infection in the ward and in the operating theatre.
Use TS+ audit systems to audit your compliance with International guidelines and standards including:
✔ High Impact Intervention Care bundle to prevent surgical site infection (NHS, 2007)
✔ Key recommendations to Prevent Surgical Site Infections Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (2012)
✔ National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline number 74 (2008)
✔ Centre for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and definitions (2012)
✔ EPIC 3 Guidelines on prevention of HCAI in England (2012)
✔ NICE SSI Evidence update 43 (2013)
Auditing practice is essential to measure performance, evidence compliance and identify gaps in practice that may increase the risk of surgical site infection (SSI).
Feedback of data should be prompt and issues identified should be notified to staff at the time of audit to improve learning and reduce risks for patients