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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 28 March 2013
Date of Publication: 18 May 2013
Inspection Report published 18 May 2013 PDF | 75.39 KB

People should be cared for in a clean environment and protected from the risk of infection (outcome 8)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Providers of services comply with the requirements of regulation 12, with regard to the Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 28 March 2013, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were protected from the risk of infection because appropriate guidance had been followed.

Reasons for our judgement

The UK ambulance service provides the first line treatment to participants. The provider told us that all equipment is sterile and kept in sealed packs. The ambulance service also holds equipment such as oxygen cylinders, trauma packs, personal protective equipment and airway equipment.

The provider checks the equipment prior to the fights and event. The provider not only provides the care but checks equipment to ensure that it is all present for the UK ambulance service to deliver the right level or treatment. Lifesaving equipment is checked to ensure that it is in place.

All personal protective equipment is in place and sterile. All used equipment is disposed of through the correct procedure and any clinical waste is disposed of through the UK ambulance service. We saw that there is a policy for regular hand washing and liquid sanitizer is carried by the practitioner at all times to ensure that hands are free from bacteria and not a mode to transmit infection