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Isolation facilities are available in inpatient areas

Patient's requiring isolation facilities due to infection have access to them

Where a patient is being isolated for infection control reasons, the precautions are appropriate and according to the infection control manual

Personal Protective Equipment is readily available upon entering an isolation room

Hand hygiene facilities are available, accessible and clean within the room

No inappropriate or unnecessary items are stored in the isolation room

Where a patient is being isolated for infection control reasons, the patient is aware of the need or rationale for this

Clear instructions for staff and visitors are placed when a patient is in isolation (e.g. Sign above patient bed)

Appropriate information leaflets are available to patients for common infections e.g. MRSA

Reusable equipment which may become readily contaminated is dedicated for the patients use only

Housekeeping staff are aware of the infection control policy and procedures for cleaning isolation rooms

Isolation precautions are discontinued when no longer necessary

Compliance rate

Compliance rate of 90% or above shows that isolation precautions are put into practice to reduce to the risk of cross infection to patient's whilst providing appropriate protection to staff

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.