Reply To: protective isolation practices- Handwashing

  • Lisa Tsang

    Member
    October 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Here at UCSF Benioff CH, all providers caring for BMT patients perform 2 min handwashing scurb using a scrub brush at the start of every shift/before entering the room of a BMT patient. We do standard handwashing/sanitizing thereafter, unless going outside the hospital (for lunch, for example). All RNs on our hem/onc and BMT unit do the 2 min scrub since they support each other on both sides of the unit and may break-relief for BMT patients even if their assignment is only oncology. Our oncology physicians/NPs, etc do not perform a 2 min scrub.

    Lisa
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    Lisa Tsang
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    UCSF Medical Center
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-21-2013 02:36 PM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: protective isolation practices- Handwashing

    We do not require any additional scrubs other than the basic handwashing or sanitizer. 

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-21-2013 02:35 PM
    From: Lisa Pinner
    Subject: protective isolation practices- Handwashing

    Handwashing:

    Are other center requiring staff to do an extended handwash at the start of the shift? 
    How long is the initial scub?
    Are you requiring them to use a scrub brush?
    After the initial scrub (if you do one)  what is your hand hygeine prolicy? 

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    Lisa Pinner
    Educator
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    United States
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