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Education-A Component of Infection Control

Education-A Component of Infection Control Education-A Component of Infection Control By E. P. Nelson Pilgrim, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.H.A., C.I.C. in all patient rooms. This should eliminate the need for recapping. 3. Include "splash" in guidelines. Workers who are splashed with body fluids now report the incident to their supervisor and to employee health services, which follows them to make sure they did not become infected. 4. Lise of bleach. Bleach, previously available only in the hemodialysis department, is now distributed throughout the hospital to clean up spills. A phenolic was previously used for that purpose. But while it kills HIV, it does so at a slower rate than bleach, which inactivates the virus in one to two minutes. • • have educated our emabout infection control ployees since the mid 1970s; however, we revised and updated the program in response to AIDS. We knew, for instance, that some staff members felt uncomfortable entering the rooms of AIDS patients. But the importance of AIDS education was brought home to us when employees told us about the myths they were encountering through their families and friends. For example, one of our plumbers was banned from his bedroom by his wife because he had fixed a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Education-A Component of Infection Control

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 1 (2) – Sep 1, 1987

Education-A Component of Infection Control

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 1 (2) – Sep 1, 1987

Abstract

Education-A Component of Infection Control By E. P. Nelson Pilgrim, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.H.A., C.I.C. in all patient rooms. This should eliminate the need for recapping. 3. Include "splash" in guidelines. Workers who are splashed with body fluids now report the incident to their supervisor and to employee health services, which follows them to make sure they did not become infected. 4. Lise of bleach. Bleach, previously available only in the hemodialysis department, is now distributed throughout the hospital to clean up spills. A phenolic was previously used for that purpose. But while it kills HIV, it does so at a slower rate than bleach, which inactivates the virus in one to two minutes. • • have educated our emabout infection control ployees since the mid 1970s; however, we revised and updated the program in response to AIDS. We knew, for instance, that some staff members felt uncomfortable entering the rooms of AIDS patients. But the importance of AIDS education was brought home to us when employees told us about the myths they were encountering through their families and friends. For example, one of our plumbers was banned from his bedroom by his wife because he had fixed a

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Mary Ann Liebert
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Copyright 1987 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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0893-5068
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1557-7449
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10.1089/apc.1987.1.35
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Abstract

Education-A Component of Infection Control By E. P. Nelson Pilgrim, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.H.A., C.I.C. in all patient rooms. This should eliminate the need for recapping. 3. Include "splash" in guidelines. Workers who are splashed with body fluids now report the incident to their supervisor and to employee health services, which follows them to make sure they did not become infected. 4. Lise of bleach. Bleach, previously available only in the hemodialysis department, is now distributed throughout the hospital to clean up spills. A phenolic was previously used for that purpose. But while it kills HIV, it does so at a slower rate than bleach, which inactivates the virus in one to two minutes. • • have educated our emabout infection control ployees since the mid 1970s; however, we revised and updated the program in response to AIDS. We knew, for instance, that some staff members felt uncomfortable entering the rooms of AIDS patients. But the importance of AIDS education was brought home to us when employees told us about the myths they were encountering through their families and friends. For example, one of our plumbers was banned from his bedroom by his wife because he had fixed a

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Sep 1, 1987

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