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by S. Huggins S. Huggins (New) New Expert Nurse

S. Huggins has 27 years experience and specializes in Women's & Children's Services; Surgical Services.

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Does infection control require your department to throw away all the supplies in the bedside cart once a patient has been discharged?

If yes based on what evidence and/or JC regulation?

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We didn't at my last job but you didn't go into the cart once you touched the baby, or you only touched the top.  I'd you needed something in a drawer you either asked someone else to get it or you removed your gloves, washed your hands and then got it, regloved, etc.

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S. Huggins has 27 years experience and specializes in Women's & Children's Services; Surgical Services.

2 Posts; 86 Profile Views

Thanks for responding.  I dont think its common practice for anyone really.  Sometimes units get caught up in things and don't know why.    

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