Infection Control Compliance 2

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Infection Control Compliance 2

Prevention Of Blood/body Fluid Sharp Injuries, Bites And Splashes

1. Team is aware of policy for management of sharp injuries, splashes and bites.


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2. Training of sharp injury policy and appropriate immediate action for all staff members.


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3. All sharp injuries, splashes and bites reported.


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4. All staff is advised about immunisation against Hepatitis B.


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5. Sharps containers are available to conform to the BS7320 standards.


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6. Sharps boxes are placed above floor level and away from residents and visitors.


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7. Sharps boxes in use are less than 2/3 full.


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8. Used sharps are disposed of into the container immediately after use.


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9. Sharps are only disposed of into an approved container.


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10. Sharps boxes are removed for incineration by a licensed company.


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Disinfectants And Antiseptics And Spillage Procedures

1. Spillage procedure and appropriate disinfectant is available to deal with blood and body fluid spillages.


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2. Training received by all staff on dealing with blood and body fluid spillages.


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3. Staff in contact with blood and body fluid spillages are advised to be vaccinated against Hep B.


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4. Dedicated spillage kits are available for decontaminating and cleaning up spillages.


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5. PPE is available.


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6. All disinfectants and antiseptics are within their expiration date.


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7. Data sheets are available for used products (COSHH).


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Equipment

1. Bed frames are clean and free from dirt and excessive dust.


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2. Mattresses have a waterproof cover and both are in good condition inside and out.


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3. Suction equipment is clean and dry (catheter not attached).


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4. Single use items are not reprocessed.


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5. Nebulisers are stored clean and dry between uses.


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6. Nebulisers and tubing are for individual residents and the tubing is re-used by different residents.


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7. Thermometers are stored appropriately.


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8. All blood glucose monitoring equipment is for individual residents.


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9. Sink available for washing equipment, separate to hand washing facilities.


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Protective Clothing

1. Comprehensive procedures and policies put in place for appropriate use of PPE.


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2. All staff trained in the correct use of PPE.


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3. Gloves available in all sizes (sterile and non sterile).


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4. Gloves worn as single use items for each procedure.


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5. Hand washing carried out straight after the removal of gloves.


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6. Gloves stored appropriately.


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7. Disposable plastic aprons worn when there is risk to clothing or uniform.


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8. Aprons and tabards are worn as part of food hygiene practices.


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9. Disposable plastic aprons worn as single use items for clinical procedure.


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10. Aprons are stored appropriately.


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11. Eye protection is available for use.


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