Quote from KdubRN
According to recent CMS updates, I read that facilities who are washing bed pans in resident sinks will receive an automatic F441 citation.
My God, what are people thinking? I can't even imagine someone doing this. Remember those bed pan sterilizers (hoppers) we used awhile back? Whatever happened to them anyway? I could never understand why they got rid of them. They used water that was something like 2000 degrees (well maybe not that hot) to wash the bed pans. When it was done washing, the door would open and the hot steam came rising out of it and you knew that bed pan was good to go for the next round. I thought they were better than washing them out with that sprayer contraption that's hooked up to the resident's toilet. That's what we have now. I don't like them, but I guess it's better than nothing. Give me the old bed pan hopper any day.