TQ-Audere – Software to Simplify and Streamline Medical Decontamination Equipment Validation
TQ-Audere is the result of an ongoing development programme for the validation of a wide range of decontamination equipment to HTM 01-01 through HTM 01-06 Protocols.
The software provides a total qualification, reporting and documentation system that will immediately deliver process and productivity benefits to client’s operations.
It will provide clients with reporting efficiency, accuracy and accountability, minimise the risk of any human data input errors, provide clients with options for printed or electronic versions of the report and importantly enable Authorised Engineers to easily determine if the equipment has passed the specified tests.
Audere are extensively using their software on a number of client sites across the UK. The accuracy and consistency of the validation package has been well received by Sterile Services Managers, Authorised Engineers and external auditors.
TQ-Audere Key benefits
- Simple Windows interface requiring minimal training
- No application or any other programming requirement
- Interfaces to multiple calibration equipment suppliers
- Historical trend and tabular data displays
- Automatic test data archiving
- Customised reporting (integrates existing Standard Operating Procedures report formats)
- Electronic validation report compilation and archiving
- Acrobat PDF creation for Electronic distribution and storage
- Electronic signatures, audit trail and security, compliant with UK and European protocols
As departmental budgets are getting squeezed in both the private and public sectors, we have to provide our clients with real value for money without reducing the quality of service. Using TQ-Audere enables us to do this as the software has been designed to integrate with multi-manufacturer decontamination equipment.
Andrew Fifield, Estates Manager, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust agrees. He commented, “We are responsible for all the decontamination equipped used by our NHS Trust. The TQ-Audere validation reports provide our department and external auditors with peace of mind regarding the accuracy and consistency of data.”
Process Monitoring Using TQ-Audere
The software also includes valuable process monitoring features all accessible from a user friendly menu display and fully configurable charts.
Using these features Audere’s Test Person’s (Decontamination) can select trace ID intervals, configure limit lines, select individual trace lines, display digital values at the vertical time line, resize, move and update the chart as well as zoom and print, set the number of vertical and horizontal grids, select any probe combination or display calculated variable on the graph, include temperature and pressure scales on the same printout, plot minimum and maximum of groups as well as the ability to plot uncertainty.
Calibration & Calibration Checking
TQ-Audere simultaneously generates and archives a full and traceable calibration report. Post-test calibration reports are also automated with up to 5 separate check points selectable.
Stability and deviation criteria is inputted to the software and when the sensors are detected stable and defined, TQ-Audere will then automatically apply all correction offsets and produce an error analysis and repeatability display.
When using detailed calibration reporting with uncertainty management the TQ -Audere software will:
- List equipment used
- Set Calibration Certificate Reminders
- Analysis stability
- Summarise status and results
- Set-up details as used
- Analysis ore and post calibration errors
- Comply to HTM 01-01 through HTM 01-06
Data Management & Archiving
TQ-Audere provides a Data Management utility to enable simple archiving and maintenance of completed test records. Test and set-up data are archived, copied or deleted without recourse to other operating systems.
Clients have the option to request archiving at appropriate times or enabling automatic operation during testing.
Audit Trail Management
The software provides a full suite of controls and features allowing encrypted security management and enabling Electronic Signature and Audit Trail logging.
The audit trail is updated automatically by TQ-Audere and will not run if the audit trail is disabled in any way.
Audit trail records and lists every relevant data modifications made by the operator and allows reason entry, and records details of changes made, and archives files for restore.
TQ-Audere also has Audit Trail maintenance, management and archive functions.