Patient Safety Sentinel: Disinfectant Wipes Update

Disinfectant Wipes Update

Effective today, September 19, 2017, we are switching from the red and green top wipes to purple and orange top wipes (see below pictures for details).

As we transition to the new wipes, please use any opened containers of red top wipes in offices and other rooms, but do not use in patient rooms.Read more.

Patient Safety Sentinel: New Disinfectant Wipes

New Disinfectant Wipes

Please be advised that Cooper University Health Care has begun to purchase new disinfectant wipes. Below see a chart that details the changes and the proper uses for each new disinfectant wipe.

     


Protecting our patients is the top priority at Cooper University Health Care.… Read more.

Patient Safety Sentinel: Infection Prevention & Workflow for Workstations on Wheels (WOWs)

Infection Prevention & Workflow for Workstations on Wheels (WOWs) 

HOW

  • When cleaning sensitive electronic equipment, AF 3 Gray Top wipes (alcohol free) are preferred. Please follow the equipment manufacturer’s recommendations.

WHEN

  • WOWs should be cleaned by wiping all surfaces using friction, including the base…
    • At the beginning and end of your shift.
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Patient Safety Sentinel: Pharmaceutical Waste

Pharmaceutical Waste

Sharps Disposal

All syringes with or without needles (even oral), ampules, detached needles, and spikes on IV tubing are all considered sharps.

Medication/Non-Sharps Disposal

  • Empty medication bottles and vials go in regular trash.
  • Some special medications, as indicated on the label, need to be returned to pharmacy, such as albuterol inhalers.
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