blood spillages

blood spillages

all spillages are treated assuming the blood to be virally contaminated, i.e. protective gloves, mask and goggles are worn; spillage is covered with absorbent paper towels onto which chlorine-releasing agents (releasing 10 000 ppm available chlorine) are poured, and left in situ for at least 10 minutes; soaked paper towels are placed in a yellow bag, and used gloves removed into the bag; new gloves are donned; the waste is double-bagged; contaminated floor areas are cleaned using disposable equipment, which itself is disposed of as clinical waste; finally hands are washed thoroughly; alternatively, granular agents are poured directly onto the blood spill (following the manufacturer's instructions, and the local control of infection protocol)
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Surrounding that drunken duel you will probably find the groupies, offering tactical advice, moral support, a beer mat for blood spillages and possibly an extra boot if their man needs some assistance.
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