Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast - 17 July 2012 - Regulation and ...

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Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast - 17 July 2012 - Regulation and ...

Picture 5: Glucose monitor casing and

dirty adhesive tape

Patient equipment in Ward 6A was generally visibly clean and in good

condition although some bedpans and IV stands were old and worn.

Blood stains were noted on the glucose monitoring machine and the

interior lid of its container.

Recommendations

14. The trust and individual staff have a collective responsibility

to ensure that equipment is clean, stored correctly and in a

good state of repair.

15. The trust and individual staff have a collective responsibility

to ensure that staff knowledge is kept up to date regarding

equipment cleaning.

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