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Be safe, when drawing blood

Be safe, when drawing blood

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  • PhlebotomySafety
  • Biologic Hazards• Diseases, infections• Chain of infection– Source– Host– Mode of transmission- direct– indirect– droplet/aerosol– vehicle-ingestion– vector– Portal of entry/exit– Susceptible host
  • Protection from biological hazards• Hand washing• Isolation – strict- gown, gloves, mask• respiratory- mask• enteric- gown, gloves• drainage/contact- gown, gloves• standard/universal- if exposed• protective/reverse- all• On= gown, mask, gloves• Off= gloves, mask, gown• Pg. 39 chart
  • Modes of Transmission• Direct• Indirect• Droplet• Vehicle• Vector• Airborne
  • Isolation for phlebotomy• Take in what needed only, no tray• Take 2 sets• Can’t bring things out of room• Double bag blood-except reverse isolation
  • Protection for employees• Exposure plan• CDC- Center for disease control• OSHA- Occupational Safety & HealthAdministration- pg. 48• Needle Safety Act• Post exposure prophylasis
  • Sharp hazards• Never recap• Needless systems• Self sheathing needles• Biohazard boxes 2/3 full• Don’t put hands in• Fill out incident report immediately if stuck
  • Chemical Hazards• All chemicals hazardous- always assume• If contact flush with h2o• Know eye stations and shower placement• Do not mix chemicals• Add chemical to water• MSDS- Material safety data sheet
  • Radioactive hazards• Know symbol• If pregnant avoid area• If frequently working there wear amonitoring device
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Fire• R• A• C• E• P• A• S• S
  • Physical Hazards• Protect back• Prevent falls
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