A free accreditation programme to support organisations to implement and demonstrate their good work on infection prevention and patient safety using ANTT®
ANTT® Patient Protection Accreditation
ANTT Accreditation can be achieved for individual wards and units, individual hospitals or national organizations For further information please get in touch.
Healthcare providers are increasingly required to demonstrate effective clinical governance to regulators and the public for the critical clinical competency of aseptic technique. For example, in the UK, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assess organizational requirements for aseptic technique as mandated in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (DH 2010, 2015).
ANTT® Accreditation, overseen freely by The-Association for Safe Aseptic Practice, provides healthcare organizations with a mechanism by which to demonstrate effective clinical governance for aseptic technique, and commitment to infection prevention and patient safety. Accreditation criteria is based upon the following pre-requisites for safe and best practice: Policy, Education, Competency Assessment and Monitoring of Standards. (See the 4’C’s’). Healthcare organisations are doing much of this work routinely and this is an opportunity to demonstrate it.
Ensuring effective clinical governance for aseptic technique across large healthcare provider organizations is best not underestimated; For example, ensuring hand hygiene competency and compliance in healthcare alone has proved highly problematic and challenging for over two decades; effective aseptic technique includes hand hygiene plus a number of other critical components. Therefore, achieving robust and effective ANTT® takes times and organizational ambition and a dedication to patient safety. Having three levels of accreditation reflects this challenge, and enables organizations to demonstrate their commitment to patient safety from the beginning of the process and on-going.
Dawn Genders from Healthcare at Home receiving Gold ANTT Accreditation from Stephen Rowley, Clinical Director for the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice
The first GOLD level National ANTT Accreditation has been achieved by Healthcare at Home, one of the UK’s largest home healthcare providers. It works with NHS Trusts providing clinical home-care to patients in the security and comfort of their own homes. Head of Clinical Services at HAH, Dawn Genders said, ‘Using ANTT enabled us to effectively standardize practice nationally and, importantly, monitor our standards effectively.’
The process is simple and supported by us along the way. You may be doing some or much of this work already! Why not get it recognised?