Reply To: Toilet Flushing

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    April 4, 2022 at 1:18 pm
    We use the splashblocker.  We have one in every inpatient room.  EVS cleans it daily as part of cleaning the bathroom and if a nurse or NA uses supposed to clean it with bleach wipes.  Overall better for the environment too ��
    As an innovative barrier control device, the SPLASHBLOCKER™ acts as a seamless toilet lid when flushing the toilet after disposing hazardous waste.. It forms a shield when emptying or cleaning patient urinals, commodes, and bedpans. This barrier works as a barrier control that protects staff in conjunction with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Mary Lynn
    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON, BMTCN
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator:  Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18)
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 E. Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois  60611
    Phone:  312-227-4224
    Pager:  312-227-4000, ask for pager 74224

    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/23/2022 4:39:00 PM
    From: Barbara Perkins
    Subject: RE: Toilet Flushing

    we are using chemo mats

    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/23/2022 10:45:00 AM
    From: Ranjita Kaur
    Subject: RE: Toilet Flushing

    At my workplace, we use blue chux to cover the toilet seat before we flush and we leave it covered for upto 48 hours. I don’t think I have seen pads getting flushed down the toilet.
    Thank you

    – Ranjita
    “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother”
    -Abraham Lincoln

    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/22/2022 12:40:00 PM
    From: Kelsey Niketopoulos
    Subject: Toilet Flushing

    Hello, I am looking for any information on what other people are doing when flushing toilets for patients receiving chemo. 

    Does anyone have experience with the Splashblocker product? This is a plastic shield that is held over the toilet when flushing. 

    Is anyone using a Chuck pad to cover the toilet? How is this working / have many of the pads been flushed down the toilet? 

    I appreciate any feedback!

    Kelsey Niketopoulos, MSN, RN, CPN
    Clinical Practice Specialist
    Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge, IL
    United States