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Infection Control




 

Office of Prospective Health  

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Employee Health and Wellness: tips, 
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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 clincial 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.
 

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 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.  (pagen@ecu.edu)

 

 
 
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.
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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. 
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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.

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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
  4. Respiratory Protection Program: Fit Test Procedure  
  5. Includes:
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. ECU Physicians MRI
  5. Endocrine Clinic
  6. Family Medicine (Family Practice Center)
  7. Family Medicine Physical Therapy
  8. Family Practice Center Dental Clinic
  9. Firetower Medical Office
  10. Gastroenterology Clinic
  11. General Internal Medicine Clinic (Moye Medical)
  12. Goldsboro Neurological Surgery
  13. Hematology/Oncology Clinic
  14. Hematology/Oncology Laboratory
  15. Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  16. Neurology Clinic (Hemby Lane)
  17. Neurosurgical and Spine Center
  18. Nephrology Clinic
  19. OBGYN
  20. Pediatrics Heme/Onc Infection Control Plan Module F
  21. Pediatric Specialty Clinic/ECU-Herbert Court
  22. Pediatrics (Tedi Bear Clinic)
  23. Pediatric Outpatient Clinic/ECU
  24. Pharmacy Services
  25. Physicians MRI
  26. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division
  27. Police Department
  28. Prospective Health
  29. Pulmonary Clinic
  30. Radiation/Oncology
  31. Recreation Services
  32. Rheumatology Clinic
  33. Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
  34. Sports Medicine/Athletic Training/Athletics
  35. Student Health Center
  36. Surgery

 Gene Therapy

  1. Human Gene Transfer Infection Control and Safety Plan
  

 Other Related Documents

  1. ECU Physicians Credentialing Immunization Requirements
  2. ECU Immunization Credentialing Requirements
  3. ECU Physicians' Policy: Prospective Health Review of Facility Construction/Renovation/Acquisition
  4. NC Reportable Diseases
  5. BSOM Visitor's Policy


 Information  
     

 Training

                                                
Posters
  1. Cover Your Cough 
  2. Cover You Cough (Spanish)  
  3. Tell Staff if You Have Flu Symptoms   
  4. Do You Feel Ill?  
  5. Stay Home  
  6. How to Wash Hands
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 Travel

  1. Immunizations for travelers are available at the ECU Travel Clinic, call 744-4500
  2. CDC Travelers Alert: CDC travel warnings and information
  3. CDC PodCast gives international travelers simple tips on how they can be proactive, prepared, and protected when planning a trip abroad
 

PLANS AND GUIDELINES

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