Margaret Jennings

Margaret Jennings


2019
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Infection Prevention & Control Mini-audit By Skype / Phone

 

(Ideal for remote practices or any practice with an hour during the day - 1 hour duration)

 

The method involves a set of questions sent to you a few days before the session (just read them before the session but no preparation needed) that test knowledge, resources and procedure it works well with just a couple of staff present. Answers and information sheets are provided in the $110 fee so you end the session with the correct answer, information pages and a certificate.


A. EACH GENERAL INFECTION CONTROL TOPIC IS 15 MINUTES - SELECT FOUR TOPICS

  1. Precautions and transmission of infection. This asks if staff can define standard and transmission
    based precautions and examples of when these are required. I ask if staff know the different
    modes of spread and assist with examples of transmission of common bacteria. / viruses

  2. Triaging at reception for suspect measles/influenza and gastro. This is for receptionists. It asks
    about signage, alert / resources / policy to reduce transmission. It also presents a suggested
    receptionists tool box and how / when to use it.

  3. Staff immunization. This asks what protection (through immunisation or history of natural
    infection) all staff in the clinic including the cleaner should have. A schedule is presented.

  4. Hand hygiene 1. (HH). Asks for identification of 5 moments, correct use & placement of alcohol
    based hand rub (ABHR), correct handwashing to reduce skin damage, correct removal of gloves.
    Use of ABHR as gold standard. Other procedures eg wound care. Handcare and tips.

  5. Hand Hygiene 2. (HH). This examines selection of gloves, HH for biopsies, suturing and use of
    other PPE for procedures requiring surgical aseptic non-touch technique. Presents requirement.

  6. Use of PPE for managing suspect pandemic influenza etc. This examines knowledge of correct
    use and participants can demonstrate this to me as well as show me the contents of their kit. I
    present a kit and correct any wrong order

  7. Use of PPE for managing body fluid spill with potential for splash. I examine knowledge of
    correct use and participants can demonstrate this to me as well as show me the contents of
    their spill kit. I present a kit and correct any wrong order.

  8. Safely managing a large body fluid spill e.g vomit. With the kit in front of them including PPE, I
    ask how this is done. I present correct procedure page.

  9. Managing a suspect / known, colonized / infected patient. I ask what is done re hand hygiene
    and cleaning after such a patient and whether any other precautions are used. I present advice.

  10. Cleaning 1. Cleaner. Environmental. This asks about your cleaner’s schedule, products and
    equipment maintenance. It asks about who daily cleans frequently touched surfaces.

  11. Cleaning 2. Staff. Receptionists. It asks about shared magazines and toys, linen. It asks about
    spot cleaning, own desks, who checks toilets during the day.

  12. Cleaning 3. Clinical areas. It asks about linen, privacy curtains, spot cleaning and with what,
    treatment couches, who checks if sharps or blood spots present end of day before cleaner.

  13. Clinical and related waste including sharps. It asks what the national standard is and your state’s
    definition including how you would define sharps. It asks how you dispose of any cytotoxic or
    bulk pharmaceuticals. I provide an information page.

  14. Immediate response to an exposure incident e.g needlestick injury. I ask what the immediatesteps
    are and how this would be done in your clinic. I present a table to assist.

 

B. INSTRUMENT PROCESSING (THIS IS A SEPARATE HOUR SESSION)

  1. Preamble. This asks about the Spaulding classification, correct identification of single use items,
    initial treatment of used items for reprocessing, disposal of sharps, how equipment such as
    stethoscopes etc. is maintained

  2. Cleaning. This asks where items wait for cleaning, use of PPE, sinks, products/equipment,
    workflow space, draining and drying system

  3. Packaging. This asks about placement of items in packs, sealing, labelling, where held if not
    sterilising straight after drying.

  4. Sterilisation. This asks about loading, settings of cycle, water source, unloading, cooling.

  5. Monitoring. This asks about recording the results, storage, tracking, validation

 

 

Please refer to course / fees and request form pages.