Figure 9-2. - Plastic barrier covers in a DTR.
Headrest covers, plastic wrap or bags, aluminum foil, or impervious backed paper can be placed and removed on the surfaces easier and faster than disinfecting.
A reduction in the amount of cleaners and disinfectants otherwise used.
Enhanced longevity of equipment because of reduced contact with corrosive, caustic, or staining compounds in disinfectants.
The disadvantages of using barrier covers are the increased cost of disposables and additional amount of solid waste.
Wear gloves for all patient contact activity. Complete all treatment on each patient and wash and reglove before beginning treatment procedures on another patient. Gloves torn or punctured during patient treatment should be replaced immediately.Continue Reading