Hospital Infection Control: Patient Tracers Mobile App
This Hospital Infection Control: Patient Tracers Mobile App helps facilitate the inspection and evaluation of Patient Tracers.
How does it work?
This app lists items that must be assessed during the on-site survey, in order to determine compliance with the Infection Control Condition of Participation. Use this app to track items assessed by a combination of observation, interviews with hospital staff, patients and their family/support persons, review of medical records, and a review of any necessary infection control program documentation. Use this app to promote patient safety, as part of hospital-acquired infection prevention and control. Prevent hospital-acquired conditions using this tracer methodology facilitated through this app centered on best patient long-term care. Mitigate risk of infectious diseases through implementing standard precautions supported by this app.
During the survey, observations or concerns may prompt the surveyor to request and review specific hospital policies and procedures. Surveyors are expected to use their judgment and review only those documents necessary to investigate their concern(s) or to validate their observations. The interviews should be performed with the most appropriate staff person(s) for the items of interest, as well as with patients, family members, and support persons.