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Healthcare Associated Infections

Using audit to support improved practice

The aim of this module is to show you how to use audit findings to improve decontamination practices where you work.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you willl be able to:

  • Identify areas for improvement following a reusable non-invasive patient care equipment audit
  • Identify the reasons why practices sometimes “go wrong” and why they “go right”
  • Take practical actions to improve practices where you work.

This module explores auditing using the “safe management of care equipment” as an example. You can apply the principles and practice to any audit in other areas.

Target Audience

This module is ideal for all staff in health and social care settings new to carrying out audits in the workplace. It is also suitable for more experienced staff who want to refresh their knowledge or update skills.

Registration and Access

The module is available on Turas Learn ( in the IPC Zone and within the intermediate layer of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway (SIPCEP) and can be accessed by staff in NHS Grampian, university students and staff working across social care sector in Scotland.

We are unfortunately not able to add any new modules to learnPro NHS.  

We are working with colleagues in NES Digital on module sharing agreements and once these are in place we can provide modules to NHS health boards (not utilising Turas) to upload to a learning management platform of their choice.

Further Information

The anticipated online learning time is around 30 minutes to complete the module. On completion of the module you can print a "Statement of Completion".


Module launched January 2019