It was decided that Captain Clean would make an appearance at the tailgate party. Do not spray devices with any kind of liquid cleaner or you could damage them, manufacturers warn. The next time, she asks those with balls under their chairs to answer questions or participate on a panel. This past October, the center observed International Infection Control Week, and created a special menu for the week. Her clinical background includes nursing management, nursing education administration and neonatal flight team. This data can be posted and used as an educational tool to help prevent nursing staff from using unsafe medication-administration practices and workarounds of the error-prevention system they may have in place. The exhibit voted as overall best by employees would receive hospital-wide recognition, along with a Coke and cookie party.
. I really like moving the focus to recognition and peers recognizing each other! The drawings from the students were used for an additional display along with Captain Clean. Thank you for the ideas- Cindy A. The trucks were to be used for departmental infection control exhibits. Please print, post, and share these infection prevention infographic posters with your patients and place them in public patient care areas.
She is passionate about nurse retention and relevant nursing education. Tips From the Field Spiff up your inservice with these creative ideas One of the best things about creativity is you can tap into it for free. Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place. The information services department was given the topic What is lurking on your keyboard? Original germ characters were needed for a Captain Clean cartoon series, so art students at a local middle school were invited to draw pictures of Captain Clean and the germs he needed to fight. She also has been involved with youth groups, and she found that some of the creative ideas used in those groups also could work in home care. For example, it will host a safety-themed Super Bowl party.
In October, the facility also focused on fire safety. Kick It Up A Notch: Give your creative staff a bulletin board in your unit, but not in the staff lounge. Genesis Home Care holds at least one aide inservice each month. Earlier in the year, the Captain Clean character was created as St. Thanks go to the 21 hospital departments who took the time to create an exhibit, to the cheerleaders, and to the hand hygiene team. The only rule would be that staff must write positive things only. She currently works in a hospital pharmacy and maintains a hospital-wide web page for over 75 hospital administrative assistants.
Each year, some of the same inservices must be held on safety, infection control, and other important issues. This is particularly useful if the organization monitors medication errors. The hospitals Medical Mall, with ample space, air-conditioning, and a pathway that all employees travel to get to the parking deck, was reserved as the ideal location for the tailgate party. So Newlon has come up with a gimmick that makes participation like lottery ticket. There were 21 great infection control educational posters for use in the future education events; 35 people received an infection control-related door prize; and 545 hospital employees received their influenza vaccination that day.
For example, a list of unapproved abbreviations is something that should be periodically reviewed. This gives everyone an opportunity to be recognized! The haunted house was getting to be old hat to everyone and was poorly attended. Roasted hot dogs and other tailgate food were also suggested. With little time to spare, infection control prepared an exhibit titled, Join the Infection Control Team. Due to her work at the hospital, she has experience in joint commission hospital accreditation practices. Copyright disclosure The resources on the following pages are free to download and share.
The education department and the infection control department of St. Celebrate the hard work they do that people may not be aware of and know about. Six weeks before the tailgate party, a memo was sent to all department heads explaining the event and listing each departments assigned infection control topic. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, as well as the Joint Commission, have certain documentation requirements that must be met for the organization to qualify for reimbursements. This is an awesome way to provide peer recognition! If you have questions, please contact. Infection control made an effort to include past experiences and common encounters to create a topic to match each department. You may contact her at Bonnie.
Spreading germs from your phone or tablet is only a problem if you share your devices. Newlon spoke about creative inservices at the recent National Association for Home Care conference in Atlanta. Many departments said they were too short-staffed to participate, and there was also a nurse manager retreat scheduled the same day. They performed several creative cheers, one of which was, Two Bits, Four Bits, Six Bits, a Dollar, All for Clean Hands, Stand Up and Holler! Ask that person to compile the peer comments in any way they think is appropirate: typed on a sheet, a collage, a scrapbook page, a certificate. The emergency department was given Neisseria meningitides. Nutrition Area was given foodborne illnesses like Salmonella and Shigella. A fresh new approach was needed to emphasize the importance of infection control and hand hygiene.
You want patients and visitors to see it too. However, reality reminded us that in Mississippi, October days are often over 90 degrees, and hospital employees have great difficulty breaking very far away from work. A bulletin board designated for this specific information would be a great educational tool for nursing staff. Pittet, our infection control department questioned what kind of campaign could St. The tailgate party was a successful event because of the many people who participated.
Party supply stores provided many economical football decorations and fun prizes. Rebecca McClinton has been freelance writing since 2003. October was the month used by many for an infection control educational event. Staff members team up in groups of four or five and develop educational poster on various selected safety topics. It was questionable whether we would have many exhibits submitted. Newlon explains why aides need to learn the same material again and again. Dominics mascot through an employee contest arranged by the hand hygiene team.