Kind of a crazy question here. Just wondering how your unit cleans bedsides when an infant is either moved to another bed spot, or is discharged. Also, who is responsible for doing this? In regards to isolettes and cribs, who does this cleaning? Just taking a look at our currently policy and thinking of making some changes, so any positive or negative feedback would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
Housekeeping cleans the area. Our isolettes go to biomed for a good scrub down (and as a side note our isolettes are changed weekly on any infant that will tolerate it), cribs get cleaned by our techs
ETA - we also "purple wipe" our bedspaces at least twice a shift, this includes top of nurse server cart, monitors, pumps, bed rails, isolette doors, room door handles, cabinets and any other high touch surface
Last edit by umcRN on Dec 3, '12