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.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene is designed to promote understanding of the times when Healthcare Workers need to clean their hands:
The 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene
Each moment is targeted at the moments in the healthcare worker’s interaction with patients and the patient care environment that increase the risk of spread of organisms and so is designed to:
✔ Reduce the risk of spreading organisms
✔ Reduce risk of healthcare associated infection (HCAI)
✔ Reduce the Risk of Sepsis.
Our Hand Hygiene Audit System has been developed in liaison with Infection Prevention Specialists to support the implementation of the 5 moments for hand hygiene.
This mobile, paperless hand hygiene audit tool is compatible with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 5 moments audit tool and results can be benchmarked with any other healthcare facility in any other country using the WHO 5 moments paper based audit tool.
Auditing compliance with the 5 moments is time-consuming and requires the physical presence of an auditor in the clinical area, observing healthcare workers of all grades as they interact with patients and with the patient’s environment.
Numerous researchers have examined the impact of auditing on practice and there are many who say that observational audit will never provide data that reflects REAL practice due to the Hawthorne effect – That is, simply, that we are more likely to be on our best behaviour when someone is watching that when someone is not !!
We must not lose sight of the fact that we audit to improve compliance
Many healthcare workers do not truly understand how to apply the 5 moments for hand hygiene in clinical practice and so we audit to identify areas of practice that require improvement.
We can then provide training and support to healthcare workers so they understand why they missed a moment for hand hygiene and can then improve their practice.
Medical Audits Hand Hygiene Audit Tool has been specifically designed for mobile auditing and specifically designed to help auditors provide real-time feedback during audits.
Some of the key features of this hand hygiene audit tool include:
Our hand hygiene audit tool can be used to replace the following paper based hand hygiene audit tools :