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HOW TO HANDLE BLOOD SPILLAGE

Whenever there is a spill of blood or body fluid …..According to “Standard precautions” consider it INFECTIOUS.

  • You must have a “Spill Kit” readily available consisting of

    • Bleach ( or equivalent disinfectant) Bleach (freshly prepared daily) or equivalent disinfectan(Hypochlorite tablets and water in container)
    • Disposable gloves
    • Absorbent towel/cotton  etc
    • Red disposing bag

  • Block the area, from others passerby until clean-up and disinfection is complete.

  • Put on disposable latex gloves to prevent contamination of hands

          

 

  • Cover the spill with paper towels or absorbent material

  • Use a scoop to pickup sharps if it is present.

  • Gently pour bleach solution ( or equivalent ) onto all contaminated areas of the surface

  • Let the bleach solution remain on the contaminated area for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Wipe up the remaining bleach solution.

  • Wipe up the spill using and place in a plastic garbage bag.

  • All cleanup supplies may then be placed in a red bag for disposal.

  • Discard the used glove in the same bag.

  • Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Note: Combine 1/4 cup of liquid bleach that is 5.25 percent hypochlorite with one gallon of tap water or, for a smaller amount, one tablespoon of bleach plus one quart of tap water. The sodium bleach solution must be made fresh every 24 hours.

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