General safety

No staff food in refrigerator

No trip or slip hazards observed

Refrigerator temperature taken and patients food dated

Nothing else other than linen on linen cart

All equipment stored on one side of hallway

Top of linen cart covered

No equipment changing (plugged in)in hallway

Nothing parked in hallway longer than 30 minutes

Utility or storage room

Door to hallway closed not propped open

Top of linen cart covered when not in use

Signage posted for Oxygen storage area

Oxygen tank stored upright in a holder and sorted by full and empty tanks

Dirty utility holding room /sluice

Plumbed eyewash functional and checklist updated

No undersink storage

Biohazard waste contained

Clean Linen cupboard/room and waste cage

Windows to linen room closed and humidity controlled

Linen room /cupboard is dry

Linen cupboard locked and access controlled

Waste protected from access by pest . Access controlled system available

Plumbed eyewash provided and functional.checklist updated

Waste contained and not stacked on top of each other,and not placed Directly on the floor

Emergency Trolley

No expired supplies

Access controlled and maintained

No clutter on top

Daily check completed


No predrawn medication

No unsecured medication,sharps or syringes

No expired supplies

Discharged patients medication managed

Temperature logs completed with response to variances

Computerized pharmacy Portal logged off when not in use

Drawers or cabinet locked when in use

Door access controlled

Sterile water used for reconstitution

Pill crushers cleaned

Opened multi dose vials dated

No open single use vials

Point of care equipment

Lab quality assurance personnel process oversight evident

Operators trained and records available

Controls, strips and cartridges dated when opened

Glucometer cleaned

QC performed as per manufacturers instructions

Patient care

All low ceiling protrusions marked with mind your head signage

Mind your step signage on all staircases

Verbal orders records completed

Critical value records completed

Records for home medication

Patient review medication administration with staff

Time out for invasive procedures

Hand sanitizer is filled

PCI education record available and patients interViewed could demonstrate PCI procedure

Isolation precautions implemented

Confidentiality of medical records observed

Alarms are responded to

Emergency call lights and bells functional and within patients reach

PFE file present at patient care room and tools filled

Non ambulatory patients covered to maintain their dignity

Signage posted for fall Risk patients

Food delivered within the required timelines

Fall Risk assessment done and fall Risk patients wearing correct wrist band

All patients wearing correct identification band

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.