Use digital checklists to to perform an infection control audit in your company.
Benefit from using an infection control surveillance checklist to reveal unhygienic practices that may be compromising your patients. Once you uncover problem areas, you can introduce corrective actions to mitigate the risk of contracting an illness.
Lumiform enables you to conduct digital inspections via app easier than ever before.
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An infection control audit includes surveillance, prevention and control (e.g. hygiene measures, identification of potentially infectious persons, isolation, vaccination). It can be general or targeted at specific environments, activities or population groups according to specific risks. According to the Epidemics Act, authorities can draw up guidelines and recommendations.
An infection control audit should reduce the frequency of infections. It identifies behaviours and procedures to minimise the risk of infection spreading. Infection prevention is mainly carried out in health and care facilities, but also in community facilities such as asylum centres or day-care centres for children, as well as in international ports. Since the corona pandemic, but also in view of the annual wave of influenza, the topic has become of interest to companies in various sectors.
An infection control audit checklist or their evaluation of infection control is used by responsible staff to assess cleanliness, practices and compliance with hygiene standards. The effective use of audit tools in infection control helps to minimise the risk of infection.
Infection control tests cover all possible sources of infection in health care facilities, with special attention to the following six points:
Each company should have its own infection control policies and procedures. These should be recorded in writing and all employees and trading partners should be informed of them.
Knowing prevents disaster. Therefore, opportunities should be created to train employees, customers and partners and provide them with knowledge about infection control. Special circumstances call for strict adherence to measures that serve to prevent the rapid spread of an infection.
Competence in proper hand hygiene is a must in order to keep the risk of infection low. Routine monitoring of hand hygiene practice by internal audits helps to ensure that proper hand hygiene is practiced.
One way to protect employees from infections is the proper use of PPE. It should be part of the standard procedure for any work involving health risks.
Tools and equipment should be cleaned or disinfected regularly. In addition, the equipment should be clean.
Wherever medical services are provided, proper implementation and maintenance must be implemented. Infection control protocols are drawn up for this purpose.
To introduce processes for infection control and to monitor them continuously is a big task. Lumiform's mobile app makes it easier for responsible employees to assess compliance with infection control in the company. With the digital checklists, audits can be easily carried out using a tablet or smartphone - online or offline.
Create the desktop software checklists and evaluate the data collected on site later. This significantly reduces the risk of quality losses, industrial accidents, documentation errors and damage to reputation. In addition, infection prevention officers can do the following with Lumiform: