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Follow established guidelines Electronic Equipment Barriers
Electronic Apply two lengths of plastic wrap to cover entire keyboard & tuck in on all sides Use SaniCloth Plus Disinfectant Disinfect daily, or if contaminated or visibly soiled Touch monitor screen with cotton tipped applicator only (no SaniCloth Plus on the monitor screen) Hand Hygiene
Hand On average only 40% of health care workers
regularly wash their hands
regularly Hospital acquired infections result in
transmission MRSA – Methicillin resistant S. aureus
S. VRE – Vancomycin resistant Enterococci Methods for contamination Moving patients Taking blood pressure Touching bedrails
Touching Source: Hand Hygiene Resource Center http://www.handhygiene.org/
http://www.handhygiene.org/ Hand Hygiene (cont.)
Proper hand washing is VITAL to infection prevention!
You may not realize you have germs on your hands!
Wash your hands, even if gloves have been worn… Before patient contact, including between different patients
Before After contact with anything contaminated
After During patient care: Before & after invasive procedure
Before Before & after contact with wound
Before Between procedures on different parts of same patient Between glove changes Immediately if skin is contaminated or an injury occurs
Immediately Proper Hand Washing
Proper Wet hands with warm (not hot) water Apply soap on hands Liquid soap is better (germs can live on wet soap bars) Rub hands together for at least 15 seconds Wash longer if there is visible dirt on hands Cover all surfaces of hands & fingers - including
between fingers, backs of hands, thumbs, under
fingernails Rinse hands thoroughly with warm water
Rinse Dry hands thoroughly
Dry If using air dryer, push button with elbow If available, use towel to turn off water
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Source: Hand Hygiene Resource Center http://www.handhygiene.org/
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Where Hand Hygiene (cont.)
Hand Alcohol sanitizers 62% ethyl alcohol
Accepted as effective under certain conditions
Should not be used when there is visible dirt or grime! Good Work Place Practices (cont.)
Good Eating & drinking prohibited in all clinical areas
Do not wear jewelry in clinic areas Hair
Hair Hair should be short & wellmanaged
Long hair should be pulled back or completely cov...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2012 for the course PHSCH 265 taught by Professor Fatmaelsayed during the Spring '12 term at American University in Cairo.
- Spring '12