Adenosine Triphosphate Hygiene Monitoring Systems (ATP Swab Testing)
As a requirement of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 Code of Practice on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance DH 2015 Criterion 2 a levy is placed on all health and social care providers to provide adequate facilities, including the environment and equipment; which are clean and fit for purpose. Cleanliness of the environment and equipment is an essential part of infection prevention and control and plays a vital role in the prevention of spread of infection.
Each facility should have a strategy in place to assist and maintain very high levels of cleaning standards. Monitoring these accepted standards of cleanliness can be achieved through regular and consistent auditing. Technical auditing such as: ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) hygiene monitoring systems can measure the levels of bioburden in the environment are an ideal way to evidence the levels of cleanliness currently being achieved. The ATP hygiene monitoring systems provides an accurate, repeatable and reliable audit process.