AHS Rounds

EOC Exits & Egress; Medication Room

All Staff must wear name badges with photo ID visible above waist

Egress is clear. Exit doors are not blocked and clear of clutter

Hallways clear with all equipment parked on one side or in alcoves

Fire rated doors must latch & close properly

No flammable items on fire rated doors

Nothing in front of medical gas valves, fire extinguishers or pull stations

Nothing stored under sinks throughout unit

No doorstops used or doors propped open

No overfilled sharps containers throughout the unit (replace when ¾ full)

Pt information (white board, WOWs & Chart) secured to ensure privacy

No food or beverages in patient care areas or nurse’s stations

All Pt. equipment labeled with clinical engineering sticker & current PMs

Overall cleanliness of unit (floors, walls, clutter, dust)

No unattended meds on Pyxis, WOWs, or throughout the unit

All insulin or multi-use vials are dated w/discard date in 28 days

Med Room: Med Room locked with access for authorized personnel only

Med Room: Med Prep areas are clean, uncluttered and separated from other areas

Pill cutters are individual use only. Must be labeled with patient name

Medication refrigerator and freezer temperatures logged and documented daily

Med Room check for expired medications and supplies

Crash Cart, Waived Testing and Infection Control Practices:

Crash Cart: Defibrillator is plugged in.

Crash Cart tidy and clean. No dust or excessive supplies on crash carts

Crash cart logs and Defibrillator check documented daily. Lock is intact.

Crash Cart: Check for expired supplies

Crash Cart leads are closed and sealed in their original packages

Infection Prevention: Contact Precaution sign posted and isolation cart placed outside of room

Waived Testing: Glucometer cleaned. Controls and Strips dated w/date opened/expiration date: Toss after 90 days

Hand gel stocked in all dispensers

No gloves, booties, hanging face masks while in hallway or public areas

No open Sani-Cloth containers

Hand hygiene performed when staff entering & exiting patient rooms

Patient Pantry/Kitchen; Clean and Soiled Utility Rooms ( C and S)

Patient Pantry: Patient food must be labeled with Pt. name and date

Patient Pantry: No staff food to be stored in patient refrigerator

Patient Pantry: Refrigerator temp checked daily & documented daily by dietary services

C: Linen carts must be covered and have solid bottoms throughout the unit

C: No supplies stored on the floor. Must be on pallets or wire shelving with solid bottom

C: No corrugated shipping boxes. Remove immediately

C: O2 tanks are stored upright in the holder. Full and empty O2 tanks are separated with signage

C: Check for expired medications and or supplies throughout the unit

C & S: No supplies stored within 18 inches from the bottom of the sprinkler head

S: No clean supplies or clean equipment to be stored in the soiled utility room

S: No storage of patient personal belongings

S: Floors are clutter free, allowing access to sink, hopper, and door

S: Approved enzymatic gel/ instrument cleaning supplies in room (if applicable)

S: All biohazard, pharmaceuticals, garbage containers must be clearly labeled and covered with a lid

S: Equipment requiring cleaning or services must be clearly marked

Best Practices and Opportunities for Improvement:

Best Practices Noted on the Unit:

Opportunities for Improvement Identified on the Unit

Other

Was any Service Recovery required? If yes, please explain:

Please share any Staff Recognition:

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.