MEG Auditing Tools

Improve hygiene awareness & compliance to reduce infections

What are MEG Audit Tools?

Medical Audit Tools are a suite of hygiene auditing applications that can help reduce healthcare associated infections (HCAI) through audit, feedback and reporting. We provide auditing tools on mobile and tablet devices which provide real time results and alerts for auditors and managers. Our software also provides training information and hygiene guidelines for IPC auditors to train staff at the point of care.

Using our technology, audits are more accurate, save time and results are available in real time allowing IPC teams to spend more time in improved patient care, reducing HCAIs and costs.

How it works

1.Fill out the form

2.Submit your results

3.View your data

Our range of medical audit tools include:

Hand Hygiene Observation

Peripheral Vascular Catheter Care

Central Vascular Catheter Care

Urinary Catheter Care

PCHAI General Environment

IPS QIT: Inpatient & Outpatient Areas


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Hand Hygiene Audit Tool

Our mobile Hand Hygiene Observation Audit Tool provides a user friendly solution to manual paper auditing data collection that generates instant graphs and charts on the reporting dashboard. Quicker and more accurate audits are made possible by eliminating the step of transcribing paper to digital, with all the observation data feeding directly into the secure server.

Our tool is compliant with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) audits, epic3 guidelines and Health Protection Scotland (HPS). We’ve engaged with regulatory bodies such as the HPSC to assure the outputs of our system are compatible with national reporting requirements. We are currently running a trial with King’s College London,ensuring our solutions fit perfectly with UK standards.

Central Vascular Catheter Care Bundle Audit

Aim: To Reduce the Incidence of Central Vascular Catheter Related Infection

  • Don’t put them in.
  • Get them out.
  • Look after them properly.
The CVC Maintenance Care Bundle:
  • Check the clinical indication why the CVC is in situ – is it still required?
  • Is the CVC dressing intact and changed within the last 7 days?
  • Has CVC hub decontamination been performed before each hub access?
  • Has hand hygiene been performed before and after all CVC maintenance/access procedures?
  • Has Chlorhexidine gluconate 2% in alcohol (if compatible with CVC) been used for cleaning the insertion site during dressing changes?

Care Bundle Audits

MEG has developed clinical support tools (audit tools) for Peripheral Vascular Catheter, Central Vascular Catheter and Urinary Catheter - maintenance Care bundles.

A "Care bundle" is a collection of interventions that may be applied to the management of a particular medical condition. The elements in a bundle are best practices based on evidence and are distinct from just any checklist about patient's care. A care bundle ties them together in a cohesive unit and must be adhered to for every patient, every time.

Our CVC and PVC care bundle maintenance tools (the elements) are based on 2014 update of the 2009 National Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infection in Ireland. These bundles have been adapted with permission from the CVC/ PVC care bundles produced by Health Protection Scotland in 2008 and published as part of the 2009 National Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infection in Ireland (source:HPSC). Our UCC tool has been sourced from HPSC, which adapted it from the CAUTI bundle produced by Heatlh Protection Scotland.

Urinary Catheter (UC) Maintenance Care Bundle Audit

Aim: To Reduce the Incidence of Urinary Catheter-associated Infection
  • Remove catheters as soon as possible
  • Care for catheters individually
The UC Maintenance Care Bundle:
  • Is the UC needed?
  • UC has been continuously connected
  • Clean container used to empty UC bag
  • Daily meatal hygiene performed by patient or HCW
  • Hand hygiene performed before & after emptying UC bag

Care Bundle Audits

MEG has developed clinical support tools (audit tools) for Peripheral Vascular Catheter, Central Vascular Catheter and Urinary Catheter - maintenance Care bundles

A "Care bundle" is a collection of interventions that may be applied to the management of a particular medical condition. The elements in a bundle are best practices based on evidence and are distinct from just any checklist about patient's care. A care bundle ties them together in a cohesive unit and must be adhered to for every patient, every time.

Our CVC and PVC care bundle maintenance tools (the elements) are based on 2014 update of the 2009 National Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infection in Ireland. These bundles have been adapted with permission from the CVC/ PVC care bundles produced by Health Protection Scotland in 2008 and published as part of the 2009 National Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infection in Ireland (source:HPSC). Our UCC tool has been sourced from HPSC, which adapted it from the CAUTI bundle produced by Heatlh Protection Scotland.

Peripheral Vascular Catheter (PVC) Maintenance Care Bundle Audit

Aim: To Reduce the Incidence of Peripheral Vascular Cannula Related Infection
  • Don’t put them in.
  • Get them out.
  • Look after them properly.
The UC Maintenance Care Bundle:
  • Is the PVC in use?
  • Absence of inflamation or extra-vasation
  • PVC Dressing is intact
  • There is evidence that insertion site has been assessed at least twice daily for signs of complications
  • HCWs performed hand hygiene before & after handling PVC

Care Bundle Audits

MEG has developed clinical support tools (audit tools) for Peripheral Vascular Catheter, Central Vascular Catheter and Urinary Catheter - maintenance Care bundles.

A "Care bundle" is a collection of interventions that may be applied to the management of a particular medical condition. The elements in a bundle are best practices based on evidence and are distinct from just any checklist about patient's care. A care bundle ties them together in a cohesive unit and must be adhered to for every patient, every time.

Our CVC and PVC care bundle maintenance tools (the elements) are based on 2014 update of the 2009 National Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infection in Ireland. These bundles have been adapted with permission from the CVC/ PVC care bundles produced by Health Protection Scotland in 2008 and published as part of the 2009 National Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infection in Ireland (source:HPSC). Our UCC tool has been sourced from HPSC, which adapted it from the CAUTI bundle produced by Heatlh Protection Scotland.

(PCHAI) General Environment

Our PCHAI environmental auditing tool is based on the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) standard for environmental auditing. It can be used to measure baseline environmental hygiene compliance with standards, and identify areas for improvement by creating a Quality Improvement Plan that also allow the user to take pictures of problem areas and add to the action plan.

The use of the MEG tools on a regular basis forms part of the Quality Improvement Methodology, which facilitates:

  • More accurate, faster audits with real-time reports available 24 hours a day, allowing IPC teams to spend more time on patient care.
  • Interpretive, user friendly interface with easy to use software.
  • Paperless, with data accessible online and offline.
  • Each form has a ‘common issues identified’ and ‘issues identified’ section where you can take photos to instantly send with your audits.
  • Compliance calculations from your audits are available instantly to identify problem areas quickly.
  • Your reporting dashboard stores all of your audit issues and images where you can generate reports, track and set actions for your team.
  • QIP with effective & easy to use “close the feedback loop” feature completes the whole auditing process.

IPS QIT: Inpatient & Outpatient Areas Audit

The MEG 'IPS QIT: Inpatient & Outpatient Areas Audit' is adapted from the Infection Prevention Society (IPS), ‘Care Setting Process Improvement Tool: In & Outpatient Areas/ Departments’ and is designed to measure a full and comprehensive range of the 27 auditing areas in detail, ranging from environmental hygiene to toilet and utility, equipment, waste and sharps safety. This software can be used to measure baseline with standards and identify areas for improvement as outlined by the IPS tool.

Key Benefits

  • More accurate, faster audits with real-time reports available 24 hours a day, allowing IPC teams to spend more time on patient care.
  • Interpretive, user friendly interface with easy to use software.
  • Paperless, with data accessible online and offline.
  • Each form has a ‘common issues identified’ and ‘issues identified’ section where you can take photos to instantly send with your audits.
  • Compliance calculations from your audits are available instantly to identify problem areas quickly.
  • Your reporting dashboard stores all of your audit issues and images where you can generate reports, track and set actions for your team.
  • QIP with effective & easy to use “close the feedback loop” feature completes the whole auditing process.

Dashboard Reporting

Get comprehensive real time red-amber-green alerts, heatmaps and traditional charts and graphs via our reporting dashboard which allows users to instantly understand and benchmark your organisations auditing data.

With the inbuilt function to instantly access auditing data, healthcare professionals have the ability to address infection outbreaks immediately, improving patient outcomes and allowing them more time to focus on productive patient care.

Reporting is available via divisions, health-care profession, for specific time frames, and other factors such as according to hand hygiene moments and barriers to correct techniques.

Specific reporting includes your organisation’s:

  • Overall Compliance
  • Overall Professions Audited
  • Compliance Rate According to Hand Hygiene Moment
  • Compliance Rate According to Profession
  • Ward Compliance
  • Compliance Heat Map
  • Hand Hygiene Action
  • Compliance Rate by Auditor
  • Glove Use
  • Time Taken
  • Barriers to Technique
  • Technique Used

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