Audit

Documentation

Is all patient documentation filed according to RFDS procedure ? - (Leader conducting the round is to ask Admin staff)

Has all patient care documentation been provided to administration staff for data entry been complete? - (Leader conducting the round is to ask Admin staff)

Have all patient identifiers been completed on paperwork?- (Leader conducting the round is to ask Admin staff)

Have all CQIs been reviewed? (Leader to ask Nurse Mgr)

Infection Prevention

Are all environmental cleaning checklists completed? - (Leader conducting the round is to view)

Are sharps containers available for all episodes of care?

Are all sharps containers currently in use less than 3/4 full? - (Leader conducting the round is to view)

Are all sharps containers out of the reach of children?

Is PPE fully restocked and available for patient care episodes? - (Leader is to check)

The FIRST Occupational Exposure poster is on display

Do all staff have an occupational exposure lanyard card?- (Leader conducting the round is to ask staff)

If no, one has been provided

Medications

The medication store room is locked - (Leader conducting the round is to check)

All expired controlled drugs have been sent for destruction? - (Leader is to check)

Have the controlled drug packs been checked and restocked each shift? - (Leader conducting the round is to check)

The controlled drug safe is locked - (Leader conducting the round is to check)

Handover

Do all clinical staff available at the time of this round have an ISBAR lanyard card?- (Leader conducting the round is to ask)

If no, one has been provided

Can clinical staff in the area explain ISBAR to you and how they use it in handover and other clinical situations? - (Leader conducting the round is to ask)

If no, they have been provided with a copy of the clinical handover procedure.

Blood Management

Can staff find the procedure and the informed consent for blood and blood products form? (Leader to ask staff to demonstrate)

Pressure Injury Prevention

Do all stretchers have a derma saver cover in place? - (Leader conducting the round is to check)

Are the air mattress overlays available and in good working order? - (Leader conducting the round is to ask staff)

Escalation of care
Falls Prevention

Can clinical staff in the area clearly articulate the RFDS escalation process? - (Leader conducting the round is to ask staff)

If clinical staff have used the escalation pathway, was a clinical incident lodged?

Are all clinical staff familiar with the RFDS Falls Prevention Procedure? - (Leader conducting the round is to ask staff)

Have any staff been tasked to a bariatric patient without a TAS aircraft recently? - (Leader conducting the round is to ask staff)

If yes, a clinical incident report has been lodged

Staff concerns regarding patient safety i.e. inadequate, broken, or lack of equipment, failing processes/systems, missing processes/systems? - (Leader conducting the round is to ask staff)

Staff concerns -

Add photos of any problems or other concerns
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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.