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Ep064: Handling Hazardous and Infectious Materials as a Nurse

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  • Never touch the device/implant
  • Label things appropriately
  • Follow protocol/policy/procedure specifically
  • Ensure patient is in private room to prevent exposure to other patients and their loved ones
  • Maintain distance between yourself and device consistently
    • If necessary use shield (like lead apron)
  • Handle linen and all patient care items per policy
    • Typically linen and trash disposed of in specific manner with appropriate labeling and only removed at specific intervals
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Date Published - Jun 23, 2017
Date Modified - Jun 19, 2019


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