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SECTION 300 - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

SECTION 300 - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

 

 

328                 INFECTION CONTROL IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING

 

 

POLICY

 

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.

 

 

PROCEDURE

 

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 9/96

Revised by Academic Affairs Policy Council  4/11/00

Approved by College Advisory Board  7/27/00