107-659 / National Decontamination Programme for management of reprocessable invasive medical devices (RIMD)

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GOP Information
Organisation sharing the GOP
Related practices from PaSQ database
Health Service Executive – Quality and Patient Safety Directorate

 

Topic
Quality management system
Quality improvement project
Category
Medical devices / Equipment
Infection control / Prevention of surgical site infections
GOP Description
Implementation level
National
Regional
Local
Clinical settings
Central Decontamination Units
Endoscope Reprocessing Units
Central Decontamination Units (dental)
Local Decontamination Units (dental)
Objectives
The objective of the Programme is to ensure that National Standards developed for reprocessing medical devices, are aligned to International best practice, the programme and Standards development provides the assurance that Decontamination Units develop risk assessments and controls to ensure both staff & patient safety.
Population
Decontamination personnel, microbiologists, infection prevention and control personnel.
Methods
Methodology
Specify National Standards for Decontamination of RIMD
Support the system to attain the Standards (training/recommended practices)
Provide evaluation tools to assess units against the Standard requirements / development of Quality Improvement Plans and performance indicators
Timeframe implementation
Continuous process of evaluation
Implementation tools available
National Standards for Decontamination of RIMD
Supports for the system to attain the Standards (training/recommended practices)
Standard requirements / development of Quality Improvement Plans and performance indicators
Implementation cost
Not known
Results
Method used to measure the results
Not yet applicable
Results
Not yet applicable
Analysis of the results
Not yet applicable
Implementation barriers
Did you find implementation barriers?
No
Please describe implementation barriers
There is no specified text here
Describe the strategies used to overcome the barriers (If needed)
There is no specified text here
Other information
Other information about the GOP that you would like to add (Link or attached document)
Information on the National Decontamination Programme for management of Reprocessable invasive medical devices is available at the following link:
http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/qualityandpatientsafety/Quality_and_Patient_Safety_Documents/Deccont_RIMD.html