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Infection Control Issue

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by nursepink2 nursepink2 (New Member) New Member

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Can someone please tell me why the "State" tags or sites a building for having gloves in the trash of residents? I can understand about dirty briefs due to hygiene and the smell, but when you finish completing patient care, where are you suppose to put the gloves if you are not suppose to come out of the room with gloves on and you are suppose to wash your hands before exiting the room? May be a stupid question, but I got to know.

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sallyrnrrt is a ADN, RN and specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

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If there is potential for bio-hazard contamination....they belong in the biohazard appropriate refuge container....for bi hazard

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cayenne06 has 10+ years experience and specializes in Reproductive & public health.

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but in my experience, the vast amount of gloves that I use do not belong in biohazard. I'm curious about the answer too!

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Oceanpacific has 33 years experience and specializes in Infection Prevention, Public Health.

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This makes no sense to me. I keep nitrile gloves at home and use them often when cleaning. There is no reason what they can't be placed in household trash.

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