infection control

  1. I work in a level 3 NICU and I'm wondering what other nicu's do about infection control .When you come on shift, are you allowed to use your own pens, wear a fanny pack w/scrubs to hold pens and what not, bring any other personal articles like covered drinks, notebook, ect? Other than the routine strict handwashing/ purell or avagard, each baby having their own stethescopes and instrument sets, and such, do other units do anything, I don't know - "funky" like rn's can't bring in personal articles like calculators, pens,stuff like that - ( they are provided, however). Just wondering what other standards of practice are out there.
    Last edit by msunwold on Jan 20, '07 : Reason: this pertains only to nicu's
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Steina
    Yes it is allowed here in Iceland. In all departments that I have worked on...

    Sorry my bad english :$
  4. by   AfloydRN
    Of course. Thats what we were also taught in school 15 years ago. Why?

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