Tool A: SOPs, Guidelines, Policies and Job Aids

Tool A aims to verify the availability at the site of the most recent standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines, policies, and registers relevant to VMMC services. The following documents and registers should be examined to complete Tool A:

  • Patient Rights
  • Informed consent process
  • HIV testing guidelines
  • Infection prevention and control protocol
  • VMMC surgical manual
  • Post-operative follow-up protocol
  • Surgical register
  • Minutes from quality improvement team meetings

All documents listed in Tool A should be examined. Documents that are available but out of date need a comment in the notes section of the tool.  It is a good practice to record in the notes section of the tool, the date or version number of each document inspected.