PATIENT SAFETY – Margie Martin, Risk Manager & Tricia Heimbigner, Employee Health Manager

Area is free of patient slip/fall risks.

No patient contact items or paper goods are stored under sinks.

Wastebaskets are of fire resistant construction.

Patient records properly secured and not left unsupervised on a computer monitor.

Crash carts are locked, with updated logged and cylinder is secured properly.

Armbands in place.

Staff Knowledge: Purpose and use of an Unusual Occurrence Report. What is a Confidential Report of Unusual Occurrence? And give an example of when one might be used in your area? Medical equipment malfunctions and failures, including one involving a patient injury. Medical equipment malfunctions and failures are reported immediately to Bio-Med A red out-of-service tag is completed and placed on the equipment. The equipment is removed from service until approved for re-use by Bio-Med. Incidents in which a patient is possibly or actually harmed; an Unusual Occurrence Report must also be completed and sent to Risk Management.


Signature upon completion of Audit
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.