REusing PPE?

  1. I am a DON at a home health agency. We have a patient with active MRSA in her leg wound. I keep trying to write P&P on it. Currently my administrator says that we can reuse the isolation gowns (the disposal yellow ones)!! I have heard horror stories of nurses who get MRSA. I don't want my nurses getting it! Has anyone heard of re-using PPE in the home setting? Anyone have any ideas as to how to follow contact precautions in the home?
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  3. by   lmccrn62
    You can't reuse PPE. Go to the CDC website and infection control. It's specifically in the guidelines.
  4. by   salvadordolly
    I know this, but the suggestion just blew me away! This administrator is an RN! Thanks for this though, maybe I'll try showing her the guidelines.
  5. by   lmccrn62
    Sounds as though she maybe thinking lets save money and not current practice.

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