Auditing your area and work is part of our business as usual approach to good governance, safe patient care and high-quality outcomes. This is an ongoing piece of work and something that we need to continue as part of our everyday practice.
Conducting an audit is only one step in successful quality improvement. It’s what you do with your results, and how you fix things, that really counts.
There are two audits your teams should be focusing on:
- Point of Care Audit – what you need to do:
- Please ensure this month’s audit has been completed
- Record actions in your Quality Plan
- Start closing off actions and document as appropriate
- Prepare to review at your next audit
- Infection Control Risk Assessment actions
- Review the last assessment undertaken in your unit (must be within the last 12 months)
- Ensure all results and actions have been closed off
Many areas have their own specialised audits. Please make sure you have actioned and documented the results.
Ensuring this work is up-to-date, accurate and specific to your area means that meaningful and ongoing quality improvement can occur and that we can continue to deliver safe and high-quality care.
Approved by Professor Carlos Scheinkestel, Executive Director Quality, Safety and Patient Experience