SECTION 300 - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
328 INFECTION CONTROL IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING
It is the policy of Georgia Perimeter College to follow all CDC guidelines, OSHA, and state regulations related to infection control and treatment of biohazardous waste to help insure the health and safety of our employees, faculty, and students.
The procedure for ensuring that adequate infection control measures are taken in the Hospital Setting is as follows:
A. Universal Precautions must be followed when handling (1) blood, (2) all body fluids, secretions, and excretions (except sweat), (3) nonintact skin, and (4) mucous membranes. Universal Precautions include wearing gloves and may include the use of masks, goggles, gowns and other protective clothing. Gloves should be changed after contact with each subject and discarded into specially marked waste receptacles. Hands and other skin surfaces must be washed immediately after removing gloves or if contaminated with blood or body fluids.
B. Disposable items should be placed in specially marked waste receptacles. Syringes and needles must be placed in “sharp containers”.
C. Policies of each hospital or agency in which the clinical experience is held must be followed regarding further infection control measures.
Revised by Academic Affairs Policy Council 4/11/00
Approved by College Advisory Board 7/27/00