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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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.
Laptops in a thin satchel or slimline briefcase will be considered a personal item but those in a larger computer bag or bulkier briefcase will be counted as a piece of cabin baggage.
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.
POLICE are appealing for help from the public to trace a treasured personal item which was stolen during a burglary.
POLICE have issued CCTV images after raiders forced their way into an Edgbaston home and made off with a safe and other personal items.
A former Arkansas Senate president pro tern has reported to federal prison to begin serving an 18-month sentence for spending more than $150,000 in campaign funds on personal items.
Sought for comment, Albano said there was nothing irregular about the shipment of personal items that he purchased from RCM International, a firm based in Downey, California.
Sick thieves also made off with laptops, radios, mobile -work and personal items in the 31 incidents reported in Sick thieves also made off with laptops, radios, mobile phones, response kits, paperwork and personal items in the 31 incidents reported in the last three years.
Emergency services sprung into action after receiving reports personal items had been left on a pier in the Brompton Road area of Bangor, Co Down.
com)-- Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that it will partner with the New Bern Women's Club to collect purses and personal items for area women who are victims of domestic violence.

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