Audit

1. Hand Hygiene

1.1 Staff are aware of the 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene policy

1.2 Staff are aware hands are to be washed with soap and water if visibly soiled

1.3 Staff adhere to the jewellery/nail polish/artificial nails policy

2. Use of PPE

2.1 Staff are aware of the Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions Policies and where they are located

2.2 Aprons/gowns are worn for single procedures or episodes of patient care in line with policies

2.3 Gloves are used in line with standard precautions

2.4 Gloves are used as single use items

2.5 Staff are aware of the location of face masks/shields and safety goggles

3. Safe Use and Disposal of Sharps

3.1 Staff are aware of the Safe Handling and Disposal of Sharps Guideline and it's location

3.2 Staff are aware of the Management of Health Care Workers Potentially Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Guideline and where to find it

3.3 Sharps are disposed of at point of use

3.4 Needles are not recapped

4. Routine Environmental Cleaning

4.1 Staff are aware of the procedure for Management of Blood and Body Substance Spills and it's location

4.2 Staff can indicate the location of a spills kit

5. Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Equipment

5.1 Staff are aware of the policy for Reprocessing Reusable Medical Equipment and it's location

5.2 Staff are aware of the Single Use Policy and it's location

5.3 Single use items are not reprocessed

5.4 Instruments are cleaned as soon as possible after use

5.5 When equipment dishwasher is in use, care is taken with stacking equipment

6. Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Ettiquette

6.1 Staff are aware of respiratory hygiene and cough ettiquette practices

6.2 Staff are seen practicing respiratory hygiene and cough ettiquette

7. Aseptic Technique

7.1 Staff are aware of the Aseptic Technique guideline and it's location

7.2 Staff can articulate an understanding of the framework of Aseptic Technique including describing key parts and key sites

7.3 A risk management approach is used to identify which type of Aseptic Technique is used

7.4 Type of Aseptic Technique used is appropriate to the procedure being undertaken

7.5 Staff have recently received education and achieved compliance in Aseptic Technique

8. Waste Management

8.1 Staff segregate waste into correct receptacles

8.2 Appropriate PPE is worn when dealing with waste

9. Appropriate Handling of Linen

9.1 Staff are aware of the Handling of Soiled Linen Policy and it's linen

9.2 Clean linen is only handled with clean hands

9.3 Soiled linen is placed directly into a soiled linen bag

9.4 Appropriate PPE is used when handling moist linen

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.