Are employees required to wash their hands? What other measures do nurses take to prevent infection?
Employees perform hand hygiene each time upon entering and leaving your room. This includes washing hands and/or use of hand sanitizer. Other infection prevention measures include:
1.) Disposable gloves are worn whenever staff is in contact with patients or their items.
2.) All admitted patients are screened for infections. Special precautions are done when taking care of patients with infections, such as wearing disposable gowns and masks.
3.) We have many single patient use items, such as blood pressure cuffs, to help prevent spreading potential infections from one patient to another.
4.) Non disposable patient care equipment is cleaned in between patient use with appropriate disinfectants.