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- Keep the equipment in the room with the patient during his hospitalization
- Return the cuff to central supply after wiping it down with an alcohol wipe
- Contact housekeeping for industrial cleaners to use on the cuff
- Send the cuff to sterile supply for cold sterilization before using it again
While working with a patient with an infectious condition, the nurse must practice principles of infection control. This prevents the spread of the pathogen to others. In the case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the patient could transmit the infection with shared objects. The nurse should keep items, such as a blood pressure cuff, in the patients room during his stay.
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