The Medical ward

You are working as an EN in the Medical ward at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. You are allocated a patient for the shift, Mr. Pritchard Mr. Prichard has been unwell for the past 5 days with a progressive cough with sputum, fever, running nose, headache, and body aches. He was admitted to the medical ward today with the diagnosis of Influenza B. As he is weak, he needs assistance with Activities of Daily living ADL’S. While you assessed Mr. Prichard’s vital signs, he was coughing, sneezing, and spitting sputum everywhere and started vomiting. The sputum and the vomitus soiled the linen, floor, and the saturation monitoring device.

 

  1. Identify the clean and contaminated zones in this scenario. Explain why it is important to confine clean materials, equipment and instruments to the clean zone and contaminated material, equipment and instruments to the contaminated zone.

 

 

 

  1. What materials, equipment and instruments should be confined to a clean zone?

 

 

 

(c) What materials, equipment and instruments should be confined to the contaminated zones?

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