It is essential that nursing homes have robust Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) practices in place to ensure that residents receive clean, safe care.
Although nursing homes are required to have effective IPC measures in place at all times, it can be very challenging! Busy staff , lots of paperwork and changing guidelines make it difficult to keep on top of everything consistently.
There is a need for ongoing enhanced hygiene practices and the benefits of external support ensures that your nursing home has the necessary measures in place to protect residents and staff.
IPC strategy which includes deep clean protocols, regular IPC Audits and Environmental Hygiene Audits.
IPC training for all staff.
IPC Lead on each shift.
HIQA states that registered providers must complete a IPC self-assessment every 12 weeks relating to IPC and implement Quality Improvement Plans to address any areas for improvement.
Hygiene Audits have a dedicated team of IPC Nurse Specialists to support the implementation of IPC measures to meet regulatory compliance and the provision of clean, safe care.
Our support offering includes:
Our team can conduct an independent audit of your nursing home’s current system of IPC against HIQA’s National Standards for infection prevention and control in community services 2018. The report will outline areas of good practice alongside areas for improvement and provide quality improvement plans to address risks.
We provide IPC Training accredited by NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) which is based on best practice and up to date public health guidance. Our training programmes are available online or on-site. Staff will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the training course.(Suitable for all care staff. CPD points for RGNs)
We are Health Innovation Hub Winners 2020-supported by HSE & Enterprise Ireland.
It makes sense to get rid of a reliance on paper and the back and forth signing of key documentation.
Using our expertise in IPC we designed simple digital tools for your IPC Lead. The software simplifies hygiene auditing, digitises cleaning schedules and standardises workflows. Your IPC Lead can “close the audit loop” by assigning tasks after each spot-check which means that your facility is always inspection ready. You can track your compliance over time from the dashboard and address risks instantly.
Hygiene Audits is a provider of Hygiene Software & IPC consultancy services for Nursing Homes and healthcare facilities. Our founding team has over 20 years’ clinical experience and specialist nursing qualifications in IPC. We specialise in software solutions that are cost effective and offer a significant return on your investment.
Call us – +353 (045)844201