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There is a sticky mat on the floor delineating the entrance to the OR. If there is a current case in progress, you must wear PPE past that point. If between cases, you may wear street clothes. If you create a mess, you must clean it up that same day.
-Wipe any dusty surfaces
-Vacuum and/or swiffer floor
-Spot mop floor
Do this monthly and also the day prior to a surgery
-Spot clean ceiling and walls.
-Wipe down all furniture, operating light, and door handles.
-Clean operating table, including hinges, castors, and underside.
-Wash floors with disinfectant, moving furniture and operating table to clean floor underneath, then replacing.
-Remove all cleaning supplies.
-Do not put new liners in biohazard containers, as this would make it impossible to tell if they had been changed.
-Get it inspected by your supervisor, and make sure both of you have signed off.
-Maintain an organized, clean, and dry environment.
-Clean up spills and disinfect promptly
-Prevent spilling of contaminated liquid onto other surfaces by using leak-proof containers
-Wear full PPE when handling contaminated items
-Dispose of contaminated sponges in kick bucket
-Wipe blood from instruments or keep moist to prevent drying
-Use suction to remove water before it can spill or drip
Do this following a surgical case.
-Remove instruments. See Instrument Sterilization.
-Place contaminated disposables into waterproof biohazard bags and remove bags.
-Move soiled portable equipment to the decontamination room.
-Now, follow all of the exact same steps as in the Periodic cleaning above.