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Ideas That Work: Infection Control
Stop, Wipe and Go
OSD Staff
Publish Date: November 13, 2019   |  Tags:   Ideas That Work
CODE BADGE Remind staff each day to clean not-so-obvious sources of infection-causing bacteria.   |   Lafayette General Surgical Hospital

One of our staff members noticed that we're always touching our ID badges, and that pre- and post-op staff touch their stethoscopes, and even the time clock to punch in and out, before touching patients. We decided to send out a "Code Badge" intercom alert, at different times each day, to act as a hard stop for every staff member to wipe down their ID tags, stethoscopes, phones, personal electronic equipment — and yes, the time clock.

Raven Hulin, BSN, RN
Lafayette (La.) General Surgical Hospital
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