How to Prepare for an Infection Control Audit

Lynne Kerrigan
July 2017

Consistent adherence to infection control principles is the means by which healthcare personnel can protect themselves and their patients. The infection control audit is an ideal vehicle to assess consistency of approach to infection prevention, and when utilised effectively is a useful key component of infection control programmes. This article will outline the key processes involved in undertaking an infection control audit in order to assist practices wishing to develop their own standardised audit form to help ensure consistent and thorough application of key infection control principles.

How to Prepare for an Infection Control Audit
How to Prepare for an Infection Control Audit

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