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Environmental compliance

Are items stored at least six inches off the floor?

Are items stored 18 inches below ceiling?

Are windows sills free of items?

Is overall appearance of unit clean and uncluttered?

Are hallways free of items?

Are ceiling tiles free from stains?

Is the area free from visible dust?

Are vents in the area clean and dust free?

Are work surfaces uncluttered and clean?

Are patient care areas free from staff food, drinks, and other belongings?

Equipment compliance

Is furniture safe and secure without worn or torn spots?

Are clean and dirty supplies stored separately?

Is dirty linen contained within hampers and soiled linen off the floor?

Have supplies been checked for outdated and rotated?

Items are not being stored within the splash zone (3 feet) of the sink?

Sharps/Biohazard compliance

Are sharps containers replaced when 2/3 full?

Are sharps containers secured?

Are biohazards labeled and handled appropriately/disposed of properly?

Temperature compliance

Are temperature logs up to date with actions taken when not in range?

Is the medication refrigerator labeled and free of food items?

Is the biohazard/breast milk refrigerator labeled and free of food items?

Do airborne precaution rooms have all door closed?

Is linen being transported covered?

Is linen stored and covered appropriately?


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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.