Staff hang a laminated sign on the drip stand detailing equipment number, patient hospital number and last disinfected date. Above the screen (on our Brauns) the staff also affix a printed label reinforcing that equipment is for single patient use only.
After an incident a few years ago our policy is ridiculously over the top.
I posted an explanation but deleted it as it was going to be too long.
Suffice to say we have:
Coloured padlocks - only techs have the key
A laminated sign
Electronic notification of isolation with names of staff (and patient if required) and reasons.
Electronic de-isolation requests.
Don't get me started on machines with blood spillages
We have the Surdial-X machines and place a Yellow sticker with 5 stars on it to indicate isolation. This doesn’t take up much space on the display and is a
We also put machine and patent details (minimum info required to correctly ID patient) on Yellow paper. This is then laminated (IP control) and attached to
the top (horizontal surface) of the machine behind the display (this minimises patent information exposure).
Onkar Singh|Chief Clinical Technologist/Section Head – Renal | Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering
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