Employee Hygiene Audit For Infection Control

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Employee Hygiene Audit for Infection Control

Hand Hygiene

1. Sinks for hand hygiene are well stocked?


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2. Sinks are available in all areas as needed?


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3. Alcohol hand rubs are well stocked?


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4. Alcohol hand rubs are available in patient's rooms?


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5. Placement of alcohol hand rubs is compliant with safety?


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6. Hand washing/hand hygiene is performed between patients?


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7. Hand Hygiene reminder posters present?


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8. Hand soap is available in all hand washing stations/bathrooms?


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Clean Utility / Central Supply / Storage

1. Clean linen cart is covered?


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2. Clean linen cart has solid surface on bottom shelf?


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3. Sink storage area empty and clean?


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4. Trash cans or waste basket are not overfilled or overflowing?


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5. Ceiling tiles are not stained or wet?


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6. Floors are clean?


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7. Supplies are stored at least 6 inches off of the floor?


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8. Air intake vents and diffusers are clean?


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9. Is this section free of additional findings?


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Patient Rooms

1. Horizontal surfaces are clean?


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2. Trash cans or waste basket are not overfilled or overflowing?


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3. Bathrooms are clean?


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4. Hand hygiene products are available?


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5. Soap and paper towels are available in each bathroom?


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6. PPE's are available as needed?


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7. Patient equipment is clean?


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8. No visible soil on vertical surfaces?


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9. Ceiling tiles are not discolored, wet, missing, or damaged?


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10. Air intake vents and diffusers are clean?


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11. Furniture (chairs, sleepers) are without tears or wear?


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12. Mattress pad is without tears or puncture holes?


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13. Floors are clean?


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14. Sharp containers are no more than 3/4 full?


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15. Dust not found in high places?


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16. General area is dust free?


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17. Foley catheters hanging and secured appropriately?


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18. IV pumps and poles, feeding pumps etc. are clean?


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19. There is no evidence of pest present?


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20. Clean / dirty linen handled appropriately?


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21. No needles, syringes, medications within reach of the patient?


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22. No signs of mildew or mold present?


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23. Is this section free of additional findings?


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Patient Kitchen / Breakroom

1. Floors and walls clean?


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2. Horizontal and vertical surfaces are clean?


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3. Microwave oven clean?


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4. Refrigerator clean and thawed of ice?


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5. Under sink clean and without storage?


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6. Patient refrigerator labeled for patient use only?


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7. Temperature checks are documented with corrective action when temp is out of range?


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8. Patient food is labeled appropriately with no expired food found?


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9. Ice machine is clean?


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10. There is no evidence of pest present?


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11. Is this section free of additional findings?


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Employee Kitchen / Breakroom

1. Floors and walls clean?


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2. Horizontal and vertical surfaces are clean?


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3. Microwave oven clean?


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4. Refrigerator clean and thawed of ice?


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5. Under sink clean and without storage?


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6. Employee food labelled and dated?


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7. Temperature checks are documented with corrective action when temp is out of range?


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8. Is this section free of additional findings?


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General Unit / Nurses Station / Medication Room

1. Unit/area generally clean (without dust, clutter or debris)?


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2. Unused patient equipment/supplies are stored and handled appropriately?


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3. Medication, specimens, and food are handled appropriately?


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4. Biohazard trash is segregated from regular trash?


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5. Clean linen is handled appropriately?


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6. Dirty linen is handled appropriately?


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7. All clean linen carts are covered?


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8. Linen carts have a solid bottom shelf?


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9. Needles and syringes are disposed of properly?


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10. Out of date supplies are not present?


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11. Infectious waste in red bag or container?


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12. Clean items are not stored in soiled utility room?


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13. Ceiling tiles are not discolored/ wet/ missing / damaged?


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14. Lab supplies are not expired?


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15. Nothing is stored under the sink and there is no sign of leaks?


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16. Halls are uncluttered?


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17. Respiratory hygiene available?


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18. Restrooms clean?


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19. Trash basket are not overflowing?


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20. Biohazard symbol on door of biomedical waste storage?


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21. Medication cart locked?


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22. No artificial/acrylic nails use. Nails are no more than 1/4 inch above finger?


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23. No personal lotion use.


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24. Medication Room refrigerator is clean and without ice?


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25. There are no expired products found(IV solutions, medications, reagents, nutritional supplement, sterile items, etc.)


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26. Is this section free of additional findings?


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Logs

1. Crash cart checked daily?


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2. Defibrillator checked daily


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3. Narcotic counts documented every shift?


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4. Temperature checked BID for vaccine / medication storage?


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5. Daily refrigerators checks with corrective actions as needed?


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6. Ice machine cleaning date / time stamped?


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7. Glucose meter strips dated


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8. Cidex monitoring Log complete?


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9. Is this section free of additional findings.


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Isolation Rooms

1. Appropriate signage in place?


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2. Supplies and PPE's available?


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3. Trash and linen handled per policy?


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4. Appropriate PPE's used by staff?


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5. Door closed as appropriate?


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6. Negative pressure is being supplied as required?


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7. Patient and family instructed on isolation requirements?


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8. Patient with proper attire when being transported?


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9. Is this section free of additional findings?


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Employee General Knowledge

1. Employees know the procedure for blood exposure?


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2. Personnel can locate their Infection Control Manual?


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3. Personnel can locate their Exposure Control Plan?


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4. Personnel can locate the blood spill kit?


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5. Personnel can locate their spill kit for Cidex?


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6. Employees can state the WHO's 5 moments of Hand Hygiene.


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7. Dust not found in high places?


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8. Is this section free of additional findings?


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Soiled Linen / Dirty Utility Room

1. Biohazard symbol on door of biomedical waste storage?


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2. Boxes are stored at least 6 inches off of the floor?


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3. Walls / floors are clean


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4. Ceiling tiles are not discolored/ wet/ missing / damaged?


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5. Dust not found in high places?


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6. Is this section free of additional findings?


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Patient Shower Room

1. Shower clean?


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2. Shower room clean and orderly?


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3. Walls and floor are clean?


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4. Ceiling tiles are not discolored/ wet/ missing / damaged?


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5. Dust not found in high places?


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6. Is this section free of additional findings?


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