Presentation on theme: "National ReUse Conference 2009 Atlanta, GA Presented by Chris Brand President/CEO Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too!"— Presentation transcript:
National ReUse Conference 2009 Atlanta, GA Presented by Chris Brand President/CEO Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too!
Review Standards Different products and methods for cleaning and sanitizing. Discuss wet-room layout. Separate or cover cleaned equipment from donated equipment.
Manufacturers DME Vendor standards Hospitals and Rehab policies Medicare/Medicaid The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO): Accreditation program- Home Care
The [organization] plans for preventing and controlling infections. 1. When developing infection prevention and control activities, the organization uses evidence-based national guidelines or, in the absence of such guidelines, expert consensus, or, in the absence of both, a review and evaluation of the health care literature.
Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008 (CDC) Types of devices Identify cleaners and methods Create work area
Based on the identified risks, the [organization] sets goals to minimize the possibility of spreading infections. The [organization] reduces the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices, and supplies. 1. The organization implements infection prevention and control activities when doing the following: Cleaning and disinfecting medical equipment, devices, and supplies.
The [organization] receives and stores medical equipment and supplies at its site(s). The organization designates clearly identified, separate areas for storing each of the following types of equipment: - Obsolete equipment - Equipment requiring maintenance or repair - Dirty equipment - Clean equipment - Patient-ready equipment
Non-critical items Definitions: Clean-detergents and water Disinfection-wiping with chlorine and disinfectants Sanitization-steam sterilization
Keep in mind: contact times of disinfectants cleaning materials, washers, rags, etc. Policies and procedures for cleaning and disinfecting that will be used by staff; specifying required training; a safety policy regarding attire and use of accessories in work area
Electric Wheelchairs and Hospital beds: Vacuum or blow with compressed air Clean with detergent product by hand Spray and wipe with cleaning disinfectant Steam sterilization (optional) Cover or move to cleaned area
Manual Wheelchairs and larger items: Clean with detergent product by wiping, brushing and pressure washing, or Hubscrub Spray and wipe with cleaning disinfectant Steam sterilization (optional) Cover or move to cleaned area
Hand held and smaller AT items: Steam sterilization preferred Spray and wipe with cleaning disinfectant Cover or move to cleaned area