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ERP Week 1

Dealing with Biohazard Waste Chpt. 6

Any non-sharp material that has the potential for containing body fluids must be placed in a Biohazard bag
After placing your PPE in a biohazard bag you must immediatly Wash your hands
Biohazard bags are identifiable as 1.Usually colored red 2.Leak resistant 3.Cloasable 4.Labeled as Bio-Hazard
A biohazard bag that is broken open or contaminated on the outside must be Double bagged
Any item that has the potential to cut or puncture must be placed in a Sharps container
Sharps containers are identifiable as 1.Usually color coded red 2.Puncture resistant 3.Leak resistant 4.Closable 5.Labeled as Biohazard
Contaminated needles should be placed in Sharps container immediately after use
Biohazard materials must be stored in a Secure are (dirty utility room) to prevent accidental contamination
Disposable biohazard material (medical waste) is collect and Incinerated by an approved Biohazard disposal company
Never recap contaminated/used needles beacause You can puncture your skin
Broken glass should be cleaned up with a Dust pan or two pieces of cardboard
The following are forbidden in a medical setting 1.Eating 2.Drinking 3.Smoking 4.Applying makeup 5.Applying lip balm 6.Application/removal of contacts
The average person touches their face how many times a day? 1000-2000
HIV, HBV, HCV can penetrate Mucous membranes as well as non-intact skin (open wound)
If body fluids are splashed into your mucous membranes or your skin you must immediately: 1.Rinse and/or wash the area thoroughly 2.Report the incident to your supervisor 3.Fill out an incident report
If your job description puts you at risk of contact with potentially infectious materials, your employer must provide, at no cost to you the Hepatitis B immunization
Health care practitioners (HCP) should consider all people as carriers of Blood borne pathogens
Notifiable infectious diseases are to be reported to The Florida Health Department
Created by: adrouillard