Compliance Monitoring in Infection Control

  1. What kinds of methods do you use for monitoring compliance in infection control? All of our new employees have initial training/bloodborne pathogen training, but what else? Should I be doing random handwashing audits? I work in behavioral health and am trying to become JCAHO compliant.
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  3. by   witnurse
    Quote from melissa_rn
    What kinds of methods do you use for monitoring compliance in infection control? All of our new employees have initial training/bloodborne pathogen training, but what else? Should I be doing random handwashing audits? I work in behavioral health and am trying to become JCAHO compliant.
    Do you have an Infection Control Committee? We do hand washing/hand hygiene audits quarterly. Also, my housekeeping manager is tracking the amount of alcohol hand rub used on our units and we compare it to national numbers per patient day.
    We do the BBP on hire and then annually after that. I have instituted many new Policies and Procedures this year and I present the less complicated ones at staff meetings, the more in depth(like our new Resp Infection Protection Plan) changes I do 1/2 hour mandatory inservices.
    Hope this helps. WASH YOUR HANDS DROWN A BUG!!
  4. by   alwayslearnin
    Just a note-

    Please go to the APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control) website. They have specific guidelines on monitoring and tracking in a behavioral health facility.Hope it helps!

    alwayslearnin




    Quote from witnurse

    Do you have an Infection Control Committee? We do hand washing/hand hygiene audits quarterly. Also, my housekeeping manager is tracking the amount of alcohol hand rub used on our units and we compare it to national numbers per patient day.
    We do the BBP on hire and then annually after that. I have instituted many new Policies and Procedures this year and I present the less complicated ones at staff meetings, the more in depth(like our new Resp Infection Protection Plan) changes I do 1/2 hour mandatory inservices.
    Hope this helps. WASH YOUR HANDS DROWN A BUG!!

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