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Self-Led Infection Control Evaluation

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The SLICE Tool

The Self-Led Infection Control Evaluation tool, developed by the Nebraska Medical Center and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), empowers Infection Preventionists in small and rural acute care facilities to evaluate and strengthen their IPC programs by:

  • Providing customizable IPC assessments based on standardized criteria to assess their IPC programs
  • Providing specific, vetted resources to aid in improvement efforts.

Take a peek at The SLICE Tool here:

Topics currently available through SLICE:

Infection Prevention & Control Program

Hand Hygiene

Non-critical Device Reprocessing

Semi-critical Device Reprocessing

Critical Device Reprocessing

Injection Safety

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Standard & Transmission-Based Precautions

Environment of Care

Environmental Cleaning

Healthcare-associated Pneumonia (Non-ventilator)

Ventilator-associated Events

Clostridioides difficile (CDI)

Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)


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The Function of the Tool


Choose Your Assessment Type

The SLICE tool has 14 topic-specific infection prevention domains that can be selected based on facility needs and IP areas of interest.

Complete the Assessment

Complete the assessment by answering questions regarding your IPC program. The assessment is dynamic in order to better assess your program and will vary in length depending on how you respond to questions.

Review Your Summary Report

The summary report provides a specific score for each domain. The summary report will also provide generalized and question-specific guidance and resources to assist in gap mitigation and identifying areas of opportunity.


Access Resources For Remediation

Resources vetted by IPC subject matter experts are linked to individual questions and domains for the IP to access directly. The resources provided include guidelines, regulatory requirements, standards, and professional organization recommendations.

Connect with

the SLICE Team

Please contact us with any questions about SLICE or to collaborate with our team.