Figure 1-42.Placing clean gloved hands through fabric light shield with a daylight loader.
6. Carefully grasp the film by its edges to avoid
transferring powder from your hands onto the film, drop
the film in the chute for developing.
contaminated. Change paper or plastic headrest covers
after each patient.
7. Remove hands from the loader, lift the lid, and
dispose of paper cup and waste. Ensure all lead foil is
collected and stored.
X-RAY TUBEHEAD AND
8. Wash hands thoroughly.
9. If the fabric light shield sleeves become
contaminated, they may be gas sterilized.
Use an EPA-registered intermediate-leve1
disinfectant on the X-ray chair daily or when visibly
Cover those areas contacted by the staff and
patients with plastic wrap (fig. 1-43) or disposable
drapes. Be careful that these coverings do not interfere
with the flow of cooling air to the X-ray tube head.
Change after each patient. When wiping the tubehead
and controls with liquid disinfectants, exercise care to
prevent disinfectant from leaking into the tube head
seams and exposure controls.
Figure 1-43.X-ray tube head covered with plastic wrap.