The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of a devised compliance quality improvement monitoring tool for patient equipment/environment cleaning for NHS boards.
A tool was devised to:
- monitor the outcome of standards of cleaning of patient equipment and the near patient environment;
- be used by all disciplines of staff working to support a record of equipment/environment cleaning compliance monitoring within clinical areas/departments;
- be used by the SCN/Departmental manager to assist with change management by addressing organisational re-occurring issues; and
- provide a record of evidence for compliance with quality improvement for standards in decontamination for high risk patient equipment and the near patient environment on HEI inspection visits.