The Dynamic Risk Assessment (DRA) is a new and innovative way to allocate domestic staff effectively while maintaining the cleaning standards that are required within a healthcare environment.
Traditionally domestic staff were allocated cleaning tasks based on cleaning specifications and the risk category of the clinical area.
The approach used in the DRA sees Domestic Supervisors assess the cleanliness level of a ward and assign cleaning tasks based on the actual cleaning need using a handheld electronic device.
Domestic staff then receive their allocated tasks which inform them of which elements require cleaning with a location.
Once the staff member has finished their cleaning requirements, they electronically record these as completed or incomplete. This information is then sent back to be approved and signed off by the ward’s Senior Charge Nurse and Domestic Supervisor.
This approach is highly appropriate for hospitals that provide single room accommodation as it allocates cleaning tasks specifically defined by patient and location need.