Clinical Services

October 2020

Sterile Gown Use

30/9/20

To ensure we continue to have sufficient supplies of all levels of sterile gowns, please ensure the most appropriate gown is used for the task you are undertaking.

 

Level 3 gowns should be used for situations where risk of exposure to blood, body substances or irrigation fluids is MODERATE.

 

Level 4 gowns should be used for situations where risk of exposure to blood, body substances or irrigation fluids is HIGH.

 

The Clinical Excellence Commission’s Guide for correct sterile surgical gown selection provides examples of procedures appropriate for each gown level, including where a patient has a suspected, probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.

 

By working together, we can ensure all staff have products needed to protect them at work.

 

For further information on PPE and ordering visit the COVID-19 staff page - here.

REACH Poster display

30/9/20

Please check all the REACH posters in your area and public areas near your ward. The correct REACH number is 2222. If you see any which display any other number please remove them immediately and replace with the correct poster for your facility.

If you do not have REACH posters on display please put them up.

Correct posters can be found on the WSLHD REACH intranet page.

Note REACH is not implemented in ICU (Blacktown or Westmead) or in any WSLHD Emergency Departments but is active and implemented in all facilities in all other inpatient areas

 

Contact for more information 

Wendy Cain

0428521609

wendy.cain@health.nsw.gov.au

Submitted by Wendy Cain

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