DISINFECTION OF THE PATIENT UNIT Leave a Comment / Nursing Procedure / By nurseinfo.in DISINFECTION OF THE UNIT Disinfectants defined as the agent or solutions used to kill or destroy the growth of microorganisms Disinfectants are the agent that free from infection. The term is usually applied to a chemical or physical agents kills vegetative forms of microorganisms Common Disinfectants Used Dettol (chloroxylenol): 1:2 to 1:1000 strength Hibitane (chlorhexidine): 1:100 strength Eusol (sodium hypochlorite): 1: 80 strengthLysol (cresol and soap solution): 1:40 strength Savlon (0.3% chlorhexidine and 3% cetrimide) – 1:20 Phenol (carbolic acid) – 1:10 to 1:20 strength Formalin (formaldehyde) 50 g/l liter of water Betadine (iodine) – 1: 40 strength H2O2 (liberates O2) – 1:80 strength Dilution formula: the volume of stock solution to be used. Formula: strength of lotion required/strength of stock solution (multiply) volume of solution required Responsibilities of Nursing Personnel To delegate the responsibilities to other To supervise the ward cleanliness To provide adequate supplies for cleaning To make the patients environment safe To replace or repair the damages article To keep the environment pleasant to promote comfort of the patient To maintain the unit attractive and free from physical, chemical and biological hazards Environment Setting Atmospheric: temperature of 20-22 degree celcius is considered comfortable Humidity of 40 – 60 % is more suitable The room should be well ventilated Adequate and artificial light should be provided Noise should be minimum as it interferes with the rest and sleep of the patient. Damp dusting is done to maintain the purity of air Eliminate unpleasant odors by maintaining proper cleanliness Provide good water supply Sewage system must be in working order CARE OF PATIENT UNIT TYPES OF WARDS IN PATIENT UNIT & PRINCIPLES OF CLEANLINESS TERMINAL CLEANING OF PATIENT CARE UNIT DISINFECTION OF THE PATIENT UNIT – NURSING PROCEDURE – Responsibilities, Atmosphere settings, disinfectants used, formula Post navigation ← Previous PostNext Post → Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Type here..Name* E-mail* WebsiteSave my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.