Thanks Karen I like the idea of waxed paper . I could set my bag on it or the scale for weights . We were to use plastic , but I feel that would be dangerous for my pt's . Some don't stand that well to begin with , without having them on a slick surface. I have used newspaper . We have plastic bags supplied , but the plastic grocery bags for old dsg's would be FREE .
I have been in this program a little over 2 years . I've worked for the VA for many years , but had never done home health . I learn something new every day . Love the job , even with JCAHO.
I haven't been through the real thing yet , but have had a mock inspector go out with me . She didn't find anything wrong
I was told to time my hand washing by saying my abc's . I think thats about 15 -20 sec. But when the inspector was there I had pushed my watch up my arm and took a little peek at it to be sure I washed long enough.