Nurses reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets & blood-soiled trolleys for blood drawsRegister Today!
This is a discussion on Nurses reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets & blood-soiled trolleys for blood draws in Nursing Issues On Patient Safety, part of General Nursing ... I have found that some nurses are reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets, and bringing a visibly...by AtheistRN Jul 1, '12I have found that some nurses are reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets, and bringing a visibly blood-soiled trolley into resident's rooms for draws. DON was notified. She said to talk to the TX nurse- the one responsible. DON was angry that I even called her to ask if it's our policy to reuse. The Vacutainer hub has blood on it. I'm SO bothered by this.
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- Jul 2, '12 by TheCommuterYour post has been moved to the Nursing Issues on Patient Safety forum with the goal of attracting more responses.
- Jul 2, '12 by JZ_RNEWEWEWEWEWEWEWEWEEEEEWWWWWWWW NO. Just. Ew. No. So unsafe, So nasty.
- Jul 2, '12 by iluvivtThe current standard of care is that the vacutainers and tourniquets are one time use items (1 per pt) then discard. Any number of bodily fluids and bacteria transfer can be on these items. The cart you use should be kept clean at all times and if any blood or bodily fluids get on it ..it should be immediately cleansed with your approved cleanser...better yet a small disposable medical drape or towel can be used to prevent the cart from getting soiled. Absolutely...I would be concerned.
- Jul 3, '12 by AtheistRNGreat news: the situation has been resolved in a positive manner. Phew! I lost some slep on this. Thanks for the input
- Jul 3, '12 by minnymiQuote from AtheistRNgood news!Great news: the situation has been resolved in a positive manner. Phew! I lost some slep on this. Thanks for the input
i've never understood why anyone would do something like this when it's not like they are paying for the supplies out of their own pockets anyway.