INFECTION CONTROL CHECKLIST

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INFECTION CONTROL CHECKLIST

Instructions: This checklist is meant to serve as a general guideline for our client facilities as to the level of your skills within your nursing specialty. Please use the scale below to describe your experience/expertise in each area listed below.

Surveillance

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Performs targeted surveillance
Outbreak investigations
Collaboration with Infection Control Committee
Collaboration with Hospital Epidemiologist
Performance improvement projects related in communicable diseases
Collects, monitors, and maintains data using facility HER
Utilize Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Infection criteria
TB, AIDS
Documentation and investigation techniques
Rounds of hospital units
Case definition, and other related patient care issues
Monitor infection control practices
Nosocomial infections or AHIs, MRSAs
Health care workers exposures
Tracing the possible sources of infection or transmission of
microorganisms
Identification of Problems

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Regularly meet with the hospital Epidemiologist
Risk reduction among patients, facility staff, volunteers, students, and visitors
Understand the transmission and break of infections
Identification of epidemiologically important issues for Infection Control Committee
Hospital Epidemiologist, and Administration

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Design COA including Surveillance, Outbreak Investigations, and Performance Improvement Projects
Communicable diseases reporting as required by the state and the local health authority
Compliance with federal and state laws regarding medical wastes, chemicals in the workplace, infectious disease exposures
OSHA NIOSH standards
Blood borne pathogens and respiratory pathogens
Chart review
Policies and Procedures

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Infection Control policies associated with infection
Staff practices associated with infection contol
Professional guidelines (CDC, APIC, etc.)
The Joint Commission guidelines on infection Control
Infection Control Plan to reflect and meet any required changes
Coordination

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Acts as department liaison for Infection Control Department
DisAct as consultant for the facility Infection Control activities tention
Interdepartment and personnel coordination on risk reduction, transmission and improved infection control practices
Provide coordinated services to patients for the improvement of overall
Patient care
Education

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
In-services of all and current employees on Infection Control
Orientation programs of new employees on Infection Control
Infection Control techniques and Policies and Procedures
Age Specific Competencies

No Experience Need Traning Able to perform with Supervision Able to perform Independently
Infant (Birth – 1 year)
Preschooler (ages 2-5 years)
Childhood (ages 6-12 years)
Adolescents (ages 13-21 years)
Young Adults (ages 22-39 years)
Adults (ages 40-64 years)
Older Adults (ages 65-79 years)
Elderly (ages 80+ years)

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