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Blood Spillage Procedure

Blood Spillage Procedure

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Blood Spillage Procedure


Purpose This Procedure outlines the process for the management of the spillage of blood or body fluids by West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) staff members.


Application This Procedure is to be followed by all clinical staff throughout West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB).


Definitions There are no definitions associated with this Procedure.


Responsibilities For the purposes of this Procedure:

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Infection Control is required to:

- oversee all aspects of this Procedure - monitor the performance of WCDHB staff members in relation to this Procedure;

Staff Members are required to:

- ensure they abide by the requirements of this Procedure; - abide by all WCDHBInfection Control Policy and Procedures; - abide by all WCDHB Health and Safety Policy and Procedure. 5. Resources Required This Procedure requires: i) Detergent ii) Paper towel iii) Forceps iv) Yellow rubbish bags 6. Process

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Gloves Apron Safety Glasses Presept

Staff are to wear disposable gloves, an apron (and glasses if necessary) and contain and confine spill by:

1.01 Clean major content of spill with absorbent material (e.g. disposable towels.) 1.02 Clean the area of the spill with warm water and detergent solution, using disposable cloth or towels. 1.03 Disinfect the area with PRESEPT, (Sodium Hypochlorite) and allow area to dry.
Blood Spillage Procedure Document Owner: Infection Control Committee WCDHB—IC0004, version 7, reviewed July 2012 Page 1 of 2 Master Copy is Electronic

04 Place all contaminated items gloves. Precautions And Considerations  Clean major content of spill with disposable towels.. Bishop P. version 7. reviewed July 2012 Page 2 of 2 Master Copy is Electronic .  Use detergent. 8. Contact ISS and have carpet steam cleaned as soon as possible ensuring the carpet is left to dry thoroughly before being walked on.pdf • Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare 2010 • Microbiology and infection control for health professionals.1. cold water and disposable towels to clean up the rest of the spill.http://www.07 Broken glass and sharps must be picked up using forceps or some other tool that can be sterilized or discarded. a detergent and water solution can be used. 2010 9. For large spills a commercial cleaner may be needed to deal with cleaning of affected area.  If the spill is on carpet that is not compatible to a bleach preparation. References • New Zealand Standard – Infection Control (NZS 8142:2008) • Guidelines for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings 2007 .gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/isolation2007. Always wear gloves when dealing with broken items. 7. 1. disposable towels into yellow clinical waste rubbish container for incineration.06 If the spill is on carpet that is not compatible to a bleach preparation.. 1.cdc. 4th Edition Lee G.05 Perform Hand hygiene 1. Contact ISS to have carpet steam cleaned. Ensure area is dry to prevent falls. Related Documents WCDHB Infection Control Procedure Manual WCDHB Health and Safety Policy and Procedure Manual Blood Spillage Procedure Document Owner: Infection Control Committee WCDHB—IC0004.

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