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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75081 23/03/20 9:06 PM
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Yep Geoff, good points and helpful tips please take note. When the whole hospital is under stress make sure you remain calm.

I have already seen so many hospital staff overwhelmed even before the storm has arrived. Inside every ward where covid-19 patients are located should be a station which will have PPE gear.

There is also a technique and method of wearing the PPE and it is worth knowing how should you wear and dispose off the PPE. Your hospital infection control team will be able to go through with you, ensure you familiar with it. Preparation is the key.....


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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75082 23/03/20 9:29 PM
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PPE? Piff ... just continue smoking your pipe when striding around the wards (I recommend Ogden's St.Bruno)! whistle

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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75086 24/03/20 11:28 AM
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Mafi Hubbly bubbly.. Hannis,

Just a thought If someone was vaping and had corvid-19....could it be transmitted?

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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75089 24/03/20 11:42 AM
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Good point ... droplets!

I'll fire off an email to Dom and Boris straight away ... in fact, whilst we're at it, why not take the opportunity to ban smoking in all its forms (forever)? think


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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75090 24/03/20 3:10 PM
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The other point to be careful is to bring kit back to workshop to fix, not only would that have to be corna free but any tools used must be maliciously clean. ideally you should have a designated corvid work space?


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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75100 25/03/20 1:18 PM
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Morning everyone....

Just to let you know, any field engineers coming into hospitals to service or repair gear don't expect the poor old NHS to provide you with PPE (personal protective gear).

I know from the frontline the NHS does not have enough PPE for their own the Doctors and Nurses...and cleaners.

The onus would lie with the Company you represent!

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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75101 25/03/20 2:21 PM
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Surely any machines would have been cleaned (disinfected) and moved to a safe (quiet) area anyway before letting a service engineer loose on them ... wouldn't they? think

And what about all the "volunteers" currently being called for ... are they expected to fend for themselves, as well? frown


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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75103 25/03/20 2:32 PM
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Some kit is mounted on pendants, secured so don't expect nurses to scrub the equipment and remove it !!

The service engineer would have to go in to do it unless it is serviced in house.


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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75104 25/03/20 2:44 PM
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It rather depends what "it" (as in "do it") is. whistle

Anyway, I'm not going to argue ... if I was the "service engineer" I would assess the situation (and then act accordingly) when I arrived at site - especially if I had been "called in" by the hospital (rather than just a routine PM-type visit).

Are you writing policy, or advising others? You need to remember Health and Safety at Work, Risk Assessment, Duty of Care ... and so forth.


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Re: Best practice of working on contaminated equip [Re: umish] #75112 26/03/20 1:02 PM
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Most Companies have stopped routine PPM's at the moment only breakdowns


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