Infection Control

Infection Control is responsible for:

  • Advising all ECU clinical operations regarding appropriate infection control practices such as sterilization, disinfection, and cleaning;
  • Ensuring that clinical infection control activities are implemented by the Health Sciences Center and all other ECU Clinics;
  • Training ECU employees on Bloodborne Pathogens and Tuberculosis as indicated for OSHA compliance (at new employee orientation and annually);
  • Receiving reports of infections diagnosed at ECU and notifying local health departments;
  • Epidemiological investigation of infectious incidents in Health Sciences Center clinics or assisting other ECU clinics in investigations.

Contact Us

Sharon Shipley

Sharon Shipley, RN
Infection Control Nurse

Office of Prospective Health
Edward N. Warren Life Sciences Building
Room 188

Bloodborne Pathogen Online Training

  • 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 training.

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, take your annual bloodborne pathogen and TB (BBP/TB) refresher course training (ppt) available through Blackboard. (Remember, this is for ECU EMPLOYEES ONLY.)

  1. Log in to Blackboard and take the test. (You will need your username and password to login - these are the same as your email login info).
  2. If the class link "ProsHealth BBP/TB 001" does not appear on your "My Courses" list in Blackboard, email Nikki Page with your name and email address, and you will be added to the testing list.
  3. Upon completion of BBP/TB training and quiz, send an email 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 252-744-2070.

  • NON-ECU EMPLOYEES ONLY: Bloodborne Pathogen Training Instructions

  1. NON-ECU EMPLOYEES, review the Bloodborne Pathogen/TB slideshow (ppt). (Remember, this is for NON-ECU EMPLOYEES ONLY.)
  2. Upon completion of slideshow, take the Bloodborne Pathogen/TB Quiz (doc).
  3. Upon completion, turn test in to your supervisor to be placed in your file.

  • ECU STUDENTS and TEMPORARY STAFF ONLY: Bloodborne Pathogen Training Instructions:

  1. ECU STUDENTS, TEMPORARY STAFF, review the Bloodborne Pathogen/TB PowerPoint slideshow (ppt). (Remember, this is for ECU STUDENTS/TEMPORARY STAFF ONLY.)
  2. Upon completion of slideshow, take the Bloodborne Pathogen/TB Quiz (doc).
  3. Upon completion, turn test in to your advisor to be placed in your file.

Infection Control Plan

Exposure Control Plan - Bloodborne Pathogens

Exposure Control Plan - Tuberculosis (TB)

General Infection Control

Work Restrictions for Infected Health Care Workers

Construction in Healthcare Facilities

Departmental Specific Rules

SARS and Other Airborne Viruses


*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 (pdf)
  2. Infection Control Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Healthcare Settings (doc)
  3. Personal Protective Equipment and Supplies needed for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (doc)
  4. Generic Pandemic Flu Preparedness Plan (doc)
  5. Pandemic Influenza Student Guidelines (doc)
  6. Pandemic Influenza Work Guidelines (doc)
    • 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