Fri 19 Jan, 2007 01:00 am
infection control on the ward
hi on my 1st practical as student nurse am told to follow the CNA which i do
one of the tasks is to clean bedside tables and overbed trolleys
so i do and because of previous experience working as a CNA i clean under the table as well
the CNA told me i didn't have to do that - special cleaning is done when pts quit the beds
at that moment in time i am looking at my cloth which is filthy[/u]
obviously the underside of the overbed trolley has not been cleaned for a long long time if ever
and so after evidence shows that this is the general case for all overbed trolleys on the ward i am wondering why bother with clean sheets and bedding when all the time CNA's are just wheeling back the overbed trolleys with a nice heady mix of any infection previous occupants have been kind enough to leave??
The problem with infection control is awareness. There's plenty of information out there and good products but in the main the training is not good. For people to understand the importance of good infection control they need to know why they should do the right thing.
well i am student and they are qualified nurses and boy do they let me know
OK let me ask some questions.
What's the most effective method to kill.