Published Date: 2020-08-06
Attention Bargaining Unit 18
Best Nursing Practices: Infection Control
As Psychiatric Technicians, we understand our responsibility under best nursing practices for evidence-based infection control. We are bound as nursing professionals to seriously address and control the Coronavirus spread within our facilities by practicing hand hygiene, decontamination, and barrier protection. Not doing so can jeopardize your job and even your license.
Hands should be washed after every patient interaction and equipment and rooms decontaminated after each use. For the health and safety of patients and staff, continued vigilance during this pandemic is vitally important. We must continue to wear our face coverings while at work. The virus has spread among patients and staff and can lurk in and be transmitted through asymptomatic individuals. The virus is highly contagious, and it can kill.
Wearing a mask while at work will save lives and keep you out of trouble. Refusal or improper mask-wearing can lead to discipline. Do not gamble on health and safety during this pandemic. Doing so can threaten life, career, and livelihood. CAPT urges all of BU 18 to adhere to your facility’s policy on face coverings, not just as an employee, but also as a nursing professional.
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