Introduction to the IPC/I Self-Assessment Checklist
The IPC Self-Assessment Checklist is designed to help you:
- Honestly assess how often you are using good interpersonal communication skills during immunisation sessions and outreach/education
- Identify areas for improvement
- Set goals and develop plans for improving your use of effective IPC skills
How to use this checklist
Use this checklist periodically (perhaps daily at first, then weekly or monthly), and if you feel that you will not be objective in your self-assessment, ask a trusted colleague to assess you, and you can also assess your colleague in return. Your supervisor might choose to make this checklist part of the formal supportive supervision process. In this case, you would, for example, share a monthly or quarterly self-assessment with the supervisor. Whether part of the formal supportive supervision process or not, you can share all or parts of your findings with supervisors to make them aware of your improvements, to seek help in setting goals, and to get on-the-job coaching or training.
Give yourself credit for any improvement, no matter how small, and for maintaining good IPC practices despite challenges you face. Also give yourself credit for recognizing areas where you need to improve. These are important steps to making good IPC as routine as any of your immunisation activities.
Consider sharing all or parts of your findings with colleagues to get encouragement, advice, or support, or even to help them make similar changes.