Infection Control IN Psychiatric Hospitals... WHERE ARE YOU??

  1. Hello All,
    I'm currently a Nurse Manager for a psychiatric hospital. Recently I've absorbed the wonderful position of Infection Control Nurse. I've come into this new position with little, to no training. I'm lost. I'm a bit of a perfectionist (aka type A)... and I need to formulate some plan or schedule, but I'm just at loss of where to start.

    Please provide me with your daily routines, worksheets, ideas, ANYTHING. I just need to get my brain in gear and rolling.

    Thanks!
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  3. by   audreysmagic
    Following this! I just took the Infection Control Nurse position in a psych hospital 2 1/2 weeks ago (which they combine with Staff Education), and it's been a lot to process! Love it, but it's a lot. My biggest problem is getting people TO get their reports to me. I have a few nurses who are great about it, and other stuff, I have the delightful experience of finding out about well after the fact...
  4. by   audreysmagic
    Also, I found a TON of stuff from one of the previous infection control RN's on our shared drive - some of it's useful, some not so much. But if you're looking for any particular kind of protocol/want to see how other people do things, feel free to PM me!

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