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The Brody School of Medicine/Office of Prospective Health
Infection Control


Office of Prospective Health  

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Sharon Shipley, RN
Infection Control Nurse
  (252) 744-2070
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Office of Prospective Health
Ed Warren Life Science Building
Room 188
(252) 744-2070
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                                                        INFECTION CONTROL
Infection Control is responsible for:
     1. Advising all ECU clinical operations regarding appropriate
     infection control practices such as sterilization, disinfection, and cleaning;
 2. Ensuring that clinical infection control activities are implemented
     by the Health Sciences Center and all other ECU Clinics;
 3. Training ECU employees on Bloodborne Pathogens and Tuberculosis as indicated
     for OSHA compliance (at new employee orientation and annually);
 4. Receiving reports of infections diagnosed at ECU and notifying local health departments;
      5. Epidemiological investigation of infectious incidents in Health Sciences
     Center clinics or assisting other ECU clinics in investigations.


ECU EMPLOYEEs (ONLY) Bloodborne Pathogen Mandatory Online Testing (BBP/TB) Protocol
New employees - Receive BBP/TB mandatory training during new hire employee orientation 
Current employees - Each ECU department is scheduled during the year for BBP/TB mandatory testing.  Please wait and complete during your department's scheduled time for BBP/TB testing.   
Not listed on Blackboard - If your BBP/TB training is not listed on your Blackboard site, please email Nikki Page your name, email address and request to be added.  (


ECU EMPLOYEES ONLY:  Bloodborne Pathogen Refresher Training Instructions
ECU EMPLOYEES CLICK HERE for your annual bloodborne pathogen and TB (BBP/TB) refresher course training available through Blackboard. (Remember, this is for ECU EMPLOYEES ONLY.)
  1. Click HERE to log in to Blackboard and take the test. (You will need your username and password to login - these are the same as your e-mail login info). 
  2. If the class link "ProsHealth BBP/TB 001" does not appear on your "My Courses" list in Blackboard, e-mail Nikki Page with your name and e-mail address, and you will be added to the testing list. 
  3. Upon completion of BBP/TB training and quiz, send an e-mail to Nikki Page stating you have completed and passed your BBP/TB training. You can take the quiz as many times as necessary.
  4. You will receive a certificate of completion in the mail for your personnel records both at ECU and Vidant.
  5. If there are any questions regarding the content of the quiz or slideshow please contact Sharon Shipley (Infection Control Practitioner), Dr. Paul Barry (Director, Office of Prospective Health), or call 744-2070.
NON-ECU EMPLOYEES ONLY: Bloodborne Pathogen Training Instructions
  1. NON-ECU EMPLOYEES CLICK HERE to review the bloodborne Pathogen/TB slideshow (Remember, this is for NON-ECU EMPLOYEES ONLY)
  2. Upon completion of slideshow, CLICK HERE to take the Bloodborne Pathogen/TB Quiz
  3. Upon completion, turn test in to your supervisor to be placed in your file. 
ECU STUDENTS ONLY: Bloodborne Pathogen Training Instructions:
  1. ECU STUDENTS  CLICK HERE to review the Bloodborne Pathogen/TB PowerPoint slideshow (Remember, this is for for ECU STUDENTS ONLY.) 
  2. Upon completion of slideshow, CLICK HERE to take the Bloodborne Pathogen/TB Quiz
  3. Upon completion, turn test in to your advisor to be placed in your file.



Infection Control Plan - Infection Control

Exposure Control Plan - Bloodborne Pathogens
  1. HIV and/or Hepatitis B Infected Health Care Workers 
  2. Infectious Waste Management 
  3. Safe Medical Device - Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act Addendum
Exposure Control Plan - Tuberculosis (TB)
  1. Recognition and Implementation of Isolation Procedures and Precautions
  2. Identification of Patients with Potential Tuberculosis and Other Communicable Respiratory Illnesses
  3. Respiratory Protection Program: Respirator Use for Airborne Infectious Agents


Employee Screening pg. 4
Outbreak & Exposure Investigation pg. 6 
Treatment of Latent or Infectious TB pg. 9
Management of patients with Known Infection Suspected TB pg. 10 Training pg. 13 
Engineering Controls/Airborne Isolation/Negative Pressure Rooms pg. 14

General Infection Control

  1. Autoclave Use and Monitoring 
  2. Cleaning and Disinfecting of Toys
  3. Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization of Patient Care Items
  4. Glutaraldehyde Usage Guidelines
  5. Handwashing
  6. High Level Disinfection of Endoscopic Equipment and Accessories
  7. Housekeeping Practices
  8. Management of Soiled, Clean, and Sterile Supplies
  9. Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus: Management in the Outpatient Setting
  10. Prospective Health Employee Occupational Health Program for Healthcare Workers
  11. Refrigerator and Freezer Care for patient Nourishment Medications and Specimens

Work Restrictions for Infected Health Care Workers

  1. Work Restriction for Personnel with Common Conditions
  2. Also see Exposure Control Plan #2: HIV and/or Hepatitis B Infected Health Care Workers

Construction in Healthcare Facilities

  1. Infection Control During Construction, Renovation, or Maintenance in Clinics
  2. Infection Control Guidelines for Minor Construction/Renovation in High Risk Patient Areas: Alternative to Permit Process
  3. Prospective Health Risk Assessment  (Form)

Departmental Specific Rules

  1. Adult and Pediatric Health Care/ECU-Moye II
  2. Nancy Darden Child Developmental Center
  3. Dermatology
  4. Endocrine Clinic
  5. Family Medicine (Family Practice Center)
  6. Family Medicine Physical Therapy
  7. Family Practice Center Dental Clinic
  8. Firetower Medical Office
  9. General Internal Medicine Clinic (Moye Medical)
  10. Goldsboro Neurological Surgery
  11. Hematology/Oncology Laboratory
  12. Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  13. OBGYN
  14. Pediatrics Heme/Onc Infection Control Plan Module F
  15. Pediatric Specialty Clinic/ECU-Herbert Court
  16. Pediatrics (Tedi Bear Clinic)
  17. Pediatric Outpatient Clinic/ECU
  18. Pharmacy Services
  19. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division
  20. Police Department
  21. Prospective Health
  22. Pulmonary Clinic
  23. Radiation/Oncology
  24. Recreation Services
  25. Rheumatology Clinic
  26. Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
  27. Sports Medicine/Athletic Training/Athletics
  28. Student Health Center
  29. Surgery



ECU SARS and Other Airborne Viruses

Influenza - *NOTE* These are generic for any pandemic.  If a pandemic is  declared, specific information will be disseminated in accord with the NC Division of Public Health and the CDC's current recommendations.

  1. Pandemic Influenza Reporting within ECU
  2. Infection Control Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Healthcare Settings
  3. Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies needed for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
  4. Generic Pandemic Flu Preparedness Plan
  5. Pandemic Influenza Student Guidelines
  6. Pandemic Influenza Work Guidelines
    • Includes: Outpatient screening Appendix B
    • Epidemiological Risk Appendix C
    • Clinical Management Appendix D & E
    • Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette Appendix F
    • Infection Control Recommendations Appendix G
    • Droplet & Contact Precautions Appendix K
    • Screening Staff/Patients/Visitors Appendix N