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jsfarrant
Confirmed COVID 19 patients and access needs

Just curious what other facilities are doing in regards to positive COVID 19 patients.  I am the only vascular access nurse at my facility and my concern is that my sonosite would need to be sterilized after each use with the Tru D.  Which would limit my availability to the rest of the hospital while it's being sterilized.  Thoughts?

lynncrni
Talk to your radiology dept

Talk to your radiology dept about what they use. usually an elastic drape to cover their equipment from blood splashes, etc. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

Gina Ward
We actually have a  cover for

We actually have a  cover for our ultrasound unit;   Site Rite Ultrasound Cover,  I ordred them long ago for us to utilize in MRSA isolation rooms.

I played with it today ;   placed the cover kit on the unit itself, placed a probe cover  on the probe itself utilizing the gel and rubberbands, just as a base cover.  Then, I cut a probe cover top open  and dissconnected the Sherlock cord and covered the entire cord with the probe cover, and then re connected it.  then , I utilized the bag that the US cover kit came in as a cover for the sherlck and secured it with the rubber bands.    All of these are just a base cover, of course we utilize  an additional sterile pobe cover and the sherlock cover as well.

I havent actually had to put it to the test but wanted to have a plan . 

Gina Ward R.N., VA-BC

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