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#20390 20/07/06 12:41 PM
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Nice solution!

Is that you in the car, by the way? smile


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Has anyone ever notified the infection control department in their hospital when they have received dirty equipment sent from a ward into your workshop??

Only guessing, but wouldnt a slap on the equipment users hands from the infection control have a bigger impact than just a mear techie giving them a ticking off??

wash your hands before having this food for thought


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Hi Paul,
Yes, we report incidents to infection control & in serious cases also record it as an adverse incident for investigation by the Governance / Risk department.
Certain items of equipment are not even accepted into the workshop without a signed Decontamination Certificate.
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We just don't seem to get "classics" like this thread on the forum any more! Put the kettle on, pour yourself a cup of tea (coffee) and browse through the whole eight pages. You'll be glad you did! smile


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Maybe it just needs to be summarised, then, Mark. smile


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I was only joking. blush

Amazing how this is still a huge issue 5 years on and not a lot seems to have changed. If you were outside looking in, you would think that this would be easy to fix but apparently not.


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It's been an issue for at least thirty five years! It's really about human psychology and peopleís assumed and presumed status in relation to others (ie, the perceived pecking order, and the "Iím not doing that!" syndrome). Some people have always been too proud to do the shitty jobs, and now that nursing is a degreed profession, I can only see the situation getting worse.

Filling in forms is one thing, but maybe the real answer is (as John Sandham has mentioned) to promote the new career of Equipment Cleaner!

Perhaps the biomed shop of the 21st Century should comprise not only clinical engineers and biomedical technicians, but Equipment Trainers and Equipment Cleaners as well. These last two posts to be funded by Nursing, seeing as though they are too busy (or elevated) to take care of these important functions themselves. How about that? smile

Last edited by Geoff Hannis; 08/08/07 7:48 PM. Reason: A little amplification.

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I think the point is that equipment should not be moved around the hospital in a contaminated state, to EBME or another ward. The nurses can always get the healthcare assistance to clean hte equipment as they often do in our hospital, but it should be done before being moved out of the ward.

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