Card Set Information
Exposure Control—Barriers for Patient and Clinician
what are the 4 types of handwashing?
antiseptic hand rub
when is an antiseptic handwash used?
mornin and night
when is a routine handwash used? (5)
before and after gloving
before and after lunch
before and after bathroom
if gloves become torn
if hands become contaminated
(remember when we used to worry about washing our hands haha)
when is an antiseptic hand rub used?
during the same pt appt
what is the procedure for an surgical antisepsis handwash?
5 min each arm, wash up to elbows and dry with sterile towel
what order do you place your PPE?
what is the protocol for gloving?
mask and eyewear
what is the time limit on gloves?
how should gloves be stored?
cool dark place
what chemical agents used would cause gloves to break down?
petroleum and alcohol
who must wear eye protection
patient and clinician
how do you remove your mask?
from the sides grasp with pinky
what is the time limit on wearing your mask
1 hour (so our one appoint you wear up to 3 masks!!)
what are the six elements of the chain of disease?
port of exit
port of entry
what is the 6 step procedure to follow after an exposure incident?
wash wound immediately w/soap and water
flush nose, mouth, eyes or skin with clear saline or sterile irrigant
report to designated official
complete incident report as required
follow clinic procedures
post exposure policies must follow guidelines by US public health services
what type of bacteria do you come in contact with and you want to wash off? Why?
transient bacteria-could cause infection if skin has a break
what is the normal bacteria on the skin that can be altered but can also be exfoliated?
t/f transient bacteria can become resident