Thursday 26 May 2016

New National Quality Standard for Healthcare Associated Infection (QS 113)

A new standard has been issued for U.K. health services. This quality standard covers organisational factors in preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections in secondary care settings.

Organisational factors include management arrangements, policies, procedures, monitoring, evaluation, audit and accountability.

Secondary care settings include hospital buildings and grounds; inpatient, day case and outpatient facilities and services; elective and emergency care facilities; and hospital maternity units and services.

For further details on the revised standard, see NICE.

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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