The Use of Isolation Precautions and Hand Hygiene

1378 WordsFeb 23, 20185 Pages
This paper will discuss the importance of the use of isolation precautions, and hand hygiene. It will discuss how a nurse named Sophie helps mentor a new CNA staff member to the team by constructively teaching him about proper use of Personal Protection Equipment and good Hand Hygiene. It will also give an example a constructive way for Sophie to address the problem at hand. Sophie is what you would call a Link Nurse. The purpose of a link nurse is to reduce the infection rates of the facility of employment. The nurse will mentor staff and teach by example along with watching different tasks and giving good constructive feedback. The paper will narrate some of the teaching Sophie gives Miguel. As Miguel, a new CNA, came out of the room his nurse Sophie noticed that he was not wearing the isolation gown, gloves, or mask. She asked him for a private moment away from others ears and eyes and inquired about it, “Miguel I noticed you didn’t have on the isolation equipment when you came out of the room. Do you know they are on precautions?” Miguel’s response “I saw the stuff sitting there but didn’t really know what it was for. Did I just contaminate myself?” Sophie took this as a learning opportunity to teach Miguel about the precautions and why someone might be on them. “By washing our hands and having good hand hygiene we are showing the patients, their family and everyone around that you care enough about the well-being of the patients to make sure you are not

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