I'd like some input on how isolation supplies are being stored for isolation rooms. On my med-surge unit we're using plexiglass door hangers for gloves, gowns, masks, and anti-bacterial wipes. Since patient room doorways are just wide enough for a bed or stretcher to get through, the hangers have been breaking & cracking. Also there just aren't enough hangers for all of the isolation rooms. I've suggested using 1 cart for a group of rooms, but was told the hangers were installed to get rid of carts, due to hallway clutter. It seems carts would actually be better than the hangers. Any input on how you're handling isolation supplies, especially if you've used hangers, is appreciated. Thanks!
Jul 21, '09
We actually have this like clip things that our plexiglass part attaches to on the wall outside the room. much better than the door, besides the fact that it would drive me nuts! i will try at see @ work tomo if there is a name on them or something for ya.