Figure 9-2.Plastic barrier covers in a DTR.
Headrest covers, plastic wrap or bags, aluminum
The disadvantages of using barrier covers are the
foil, or impervious backed paper can be placed
increased cost of disposables and additional amount of
and removed on the surfaces easier and faster
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.
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.