I was told by the Infection Control nurse that it is a national infection control standard that any working hospital uniform soiled by blood or other bodily fluids or infectious waste, need to be left and laundered by the facility or disposed of and reimbursed. Does anyone know about this?
Oct 31, '07
Yes, that regulation has been around for many years. However I have not seen many nurses actually do this as their uniforms generally do not return and the facility doesn't reimburse for destroying the scrubs
because they will claim the nurse didn't follow PPE policy.
Nov 4, '07
They can regulate it until they are blue in the face.
But if they don't buy me my clothes, then they can not have my clothes. I have a washing machine, thank you very much.
Nov 6, '07
That's exactly right! I'll wash and keep my own, thankeee kindly
Nov 29, '07
Yeah my hospital has the same policy but when we try to attain new uniforms they question why we need them, what happened, where we work, what shift, and then they end up telling us they have limited quantities and refuse to give us any.... so i go down to OR and take some from the locker room lol