Cleanliness and Storage

Refrigerators clean

Refrigerators have current temperature log?

Food and drinks in refrigerator/freezer labeled appropriately?

No expired foods/drinks?

Patient/employee food/drinks in separate refrigerators?

Nutrition room clean/orderly with no expired items?

Ice makers clean?

Ceiling tile without holes or stains?

Negative airflow log up to date?

Are there any torn furniture or rusty/dusty equipment?

Are floors clean?

Are sharps containers less than 3/4th full?

Are items stored under sinks?

Are cleaners approved and are there MSDS sheets available?

Are staff able to verbalize contact (kill) time for each cleaner they are using?

Are air vents clean in all locations observed?

Are shower curtains clean and free from mildew?

Are bed frames clean and free from dust including under the mattress?

Is the dirty utility room clean?

Are ice chests/buckets clean and are ice scoops stored appropriate so as to prevent contamination?

Is clean and dirty linen stored separately and covered?

If hand hygiene observation opportunity occurred, was the observed staff compliant?

Were staff able to verbalize location of Infection Prevention policies?

Was staff able to verbalize the location of PPE on their unit?

Was staff able to verbalize procedure for notification of infectious diseases to Infection Control department?

Was staff able to verbalize Infection Control education opportunities?

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.