Course highlights- Section 6

  • REPORTING IPAC SAFETY INCIDENTS: All infection control incidents, including near misses, should be reported to the Manager using the SHS incident report, including all incidents of actual exposure to blood and body and other potentially infectious materials.
  • REPROCESSING MEDICAL DEVICES:
    • Reprocessing is the responsibility of the Clinic Nurse and must not be carried out when clients or other staff are present.
    • Sterilize reusable equipment only.
    • Record results in the Daily Biological Indicator Log
  • RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE:
    • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hands.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
    • Dispose of the tissue in the nearest waste receptacle after use.
    • Perform frequent hand hygiene (e.g. hand washing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, alcohol-based hand rub or antiseptic hand wash) after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects/material.
  • ROUTINE PRECAUTIONS: Hand hygiene practices, Aseptic technique and use of PPE are some of the routine precautions that all personnel must follow.
  • SCABIES: Everyone in a household should be treated at the same time.
  • SINGLE-USE MEDICAL DEVICES: Single-Use Medical Devices shall only be used on individual clients for a single procedure and then must be discarded.
  • SHARPS DISPOSAL Filling: Do not fill above the fill line. Sharps containers must not be over filled. Containers that have reached their fill line (3/4 of their maximum capacity) will be sealed, initialed, and removed from use.

TRAINING FOR SHS PERSONNEL: All personnel working at SHS require IPAC training specific to their role.