personal item

personal item

In health care, any object designed for use by a single consumer, e.g., bars of soap, cosmetics, shaving razors, toothbrushes, or towels.

Patient care

These items may be colonized by microorganisms, such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Safeguarding them so that they are used by only one individual, or carefully cleaned or discarded after use can prevent the spread of health care associated infections.

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The question being asked by my family is WHY do we have to pay such a huge amount on a personal item which is an everyday necessity, is not a luxury item, and has not been brought for commercial purpose.
Many airline companies restrict travelers to a single carry-on bag and one personal item. Laptops, briefcases, and diaper bags are examples of personal items.
SPIbelt, the makers of "small personal item" running belts ( also manufacture a less conspicuous item called a SPIband ($10), which is a wrist (or ankle) attaching band that can help you carry your personal items on the run without the use of a waist attachment The wrist pocket uses no zippers or clasps--it simply slips on and with tight-fitting, overlapping folds, and can store keys, ID, or credit cards.
In addition, all passengers may also bring one personal item, such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop or baby-change bag.
It consists of burning a piece of clothing or some other personal item as a sign of transition and new beginning.
The firm plans to sponsor a local boy through the Make A Wish Foundation to meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; donate 85 books to the All Children's Hospital; plant trees in city parks; adopt a stretch of highway that firm lawyers and employees will keep clean; donate 85 meals for the Meals on Wheels program; provide 85 personal item bags to Brookwood, a young women's residence, and provide 85 pairs of shoes to the needy.
Canadian carrier WestJet said it it is updating the number of carry-on pieces guests are permitted to bring on board to one from two, plus one personal item, effective April 4, 2013.
Airlines have a free baggage allowance, which includes two checked bags, one carry-on, and one personal item such as a handbag, laptop, or stroller.
POLICE are appealing for help from the public to trace a treasured personal item which was stolen during a burglary.
Passengers flying in economy class with Lufthansa, for example, will be allowed to take on board one bag plus one personal item. In business class, however, they will be allowed two bags and one personal item.
Each one of the godchildren - who are aged from 16 to two - will be able to choose a personal item which belonged to the Princess.
Tourists carry personal items on their backs and Mombasa will lose them if the security officers keep charging the tax.

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