Audit

RESULTS

Total Number of Findings

Total number of Facilities/Engineering work orders

Total number of EVS work orders

Total number of educational opportunities

1. PREVIOUS AUDITS

1.1 Has the last audit been reviewed?

1.2 Are there any outstanding concerns?

SAFETY/GENERAL SAFETY

Warning signs or barricades are placed when work creates a hazard (wet floor, maintenance work in ceiling)?

A2. Medication cart is locked, neat and tidy, without expired medicines/products?

Clean linen is covered with nothing on top of cart?

All furniture and equipment is in sound condition? (no chipped or torn surfaces- no leaky faucets)

This area is free from sharp objects?

All wall-mounted devices (lights, TV’s, pictures, signs, containers, handrails, etc.) are secure and not loose?

Cleaning chemicals are properly labeled and are not accessible by residents and visitors?

Quality Control logs for Refrigerators/Freezers, freezers, and warmers are complete and corrective actions documented as appropriate?

Boxes of patient care items/supplies are not stored directly on the floor? (must be elevated 6")

Items are not stored under sink(s)? (If items found - list in comment section.)

B. ELECTRICAL SAFETY

All electrical items within a six (6) foot radious of patient bed is UL Approved and inspected?

Items are not stored within 30” of an electrical panel?

Electrical cords, plugs, plates and switches are in good repair?

Extension cords only used temporarily but not on a permanent everyday basis?

The underside of beds and counters are free of electrical “wire nests” where feet could be entangled?

MEDICATION/MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Medications/medical supplies - have not passed expiration dates?

All syringes, basins, cups, containing medication or solutions are labeled with the name of the contents?

Med Carts/Med Rooms are secured at all times?

D. INFECTION CONTROL

No UNAUTHORIZED SOLUTIONS in patient rooms. (items brought in by family)

All personal items in patient bathrooms are labeled?

All OPEN solution containers are dated?

Ice machines are clean, no signs of deposits in tray or dispensing mechanism?

Anti-microbial soap and paper towels are available for hand washing?

Staff (including contracting physicians) perform hand hygiene when entering room?

Staff (including contracting physicians) perform hand hygiene while providing care.

Staff (including contracting physicians) perform hand hygiene when exiting the patient room.

FOOD and NUTRITION PC.02.02.03

Staff food is not stored in patient refrigerators?

Refrigerators/Freezers are clean, frost free, and labeled for type of storage with only those items present (no food and medication in the same refrigerator).

Refrigerators/Freezers contain Aero-Scout Tags and the refrigerator graphs are up-to-date? (thermometer should be located in the back)

No open or expired patient nourishment containers in refrigerator?

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Floors free of dirt, dust and litter?

Ledges, walls and air vents free of dust?

Toilets and sinks clean & secure?

Privacy curtains clean and unsoiled?

Soiled linen and trash receptacles larger than 32 gallons are located in a rated room?

Lint trap in dryers are cleaned, maintained and documented weekly?

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EC.02.02.01

** How can you access Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)?

** Do you know where your PPE is located?

Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals in this unit?

Sharps containers are secured in their holders, not accessible to residents and not more than three-fourths full?

Disposed sharps are in an approved container?

Containers used for regulated or infectious waste are covered, leak proof, and clearly labeled as a biohazard? (Red, Yellow & Blue recycle containers provided?)

LIFE SAFETY LS.02.02.01

** Can you explain when you would implement R.A.C.E. and what does it stand for?

** Can you explain P.A.S.S. and what does it stand for?

** Where are the fire extinguishers and pull stations located in your department?

Two exit signs visible from each corridor?

Halls/Corridors uncluttered and accessible?

Wheeled items such as the WOW’s are stored in corridor less then 30 minutes at a time?

Are ceiling tiles in place, not stained and not broken?

Are the sprinkler heads free of dust?

Fire extinguisher (s) recently serviced? (monthly)

Automatic fire/smoke doors free from obstacles and positively latch when activated? (Doorways should not be blocked or wedged.)

Eighteen-inch (18") clearance from sprinkler head ensuring no obstruction?

Are compressed gases stored in designated areas only?

Are full and empty cylinders stored separately according to sign/labels?

All lights are working properly?

Flammable and hazardous materials properly stored and labeled?

Fire extinguishers and pull stations clear of obstructions?

Placement of Hand Sanitizer is not adjacent (with-in 6”) to a potential ignition source?

ABHD dispensers do not exceed the appoved amount within a Smoke Compartment? (Maximum amount of containers = 25)

Exit doors are operable in the path of Exit travel without the use of a key or any special procedure? (Controlled Access - Means of Egress.)

FIRE SAFETY EC.02.03.01, FIRE DRILLS EC.02.03.03
SECURITY MANAGEMENT EC.02.01.01

** How do you notify Security in a non-emergency?

Employees, volunteers, students, contracted staff, physicians, contractors and venders wearing ID badges @ eye level?

Visitors, family, contractors are issued daily badges from E-Z-Lobby Visitor management system?

Are valuables properly stored in department?

Employee personal items locked and secured?

Areas identified as High Security are always locked to prevent unauthorized access?

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT EC.02.04.03

** What are the procedures if a device/equipment does not work properly OR if the device is involved in a resident related incident?

All medical equipment/devices has a current Bio-Medical sticker?

All medical equipment is included in inventory, and has current PM tag?

Perform Tracer on 3 medical equipment items.

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT EC.02.05.01

** Where are your emergency backup procedures located for a loss of utility services?

** In case of a fire on the unit, who is authorized to shut off medical gases?

Electrical rooms and panels are clearly identified and locked?

Circuit breaker panels have current and up to date panel index identifying areas served by each breaker?

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PROCEDURES

** Can you tell me the number you would dial to initiate an emergency response?

** Where are your IT Downtime Forms? Do you have an IT Downtime Box? Are the forms current?

Emergency Flip Chart with emergency contacts is located on unit?

CONSTRUCTION SITES

Construction does not affect Building Life Safety features.

ILSM displayed at construction site entrance? Items are approved and compliant?

RISK MANAGEMENT

Patient Health Information is not visible(computer screens protected, hard copies covered, patient charts closed)

PATIENT SAFETY

** Name two patient identifiers?

** Describe the Falls Prevention efforts in your department.

COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS

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Department/Unit Representative
Auditor
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