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.
7. Remove hands from the loader, lift the lid, and dispose of paper cup and waste. Ensure all lead foil is collected and stored.
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 contaminated. Change paper or plastic headrest covers after each patient.
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.Continue Reading