nurse's dilema and UAP

  1. when a UAP does not want to use gloves while drawing blood what should I do?
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  3. by   suzanne4
    OSHA and JACHO policies state that she/he doesn't have a choice. If they were to get a needle-stick, blood splashed, etc., they would not be covered for any damages or treatment.

    Also, perhaps your facility doesn't realize this, but if OSHO makes a spot check and one of the employees is not using gloves, etc.................the facility can get big fine.................it used to be up to $10,000 per incident, not sure what the rate is now. The facility can also be sued by the client for having a staff member not wearing gloves to do a procedure. They would be absolutely crazy not to...................... :uhoh21:

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