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Chapter 31: Bloodborne- Cleaning Exposed Areas

It’s crucial that you clean up any blood or OPIM to reduce the chance of exposure.

To clean an infected area, you must:
  1. Put on the appropriate personal protective equipment
  2. Use absorbent towels to wipe up blood or blood-containing materials
  3. Remove any broken sharps with forceps/tongs/dust pan (do not use bare hands), and place in sharps waste container
  4. Spray disinfectant on contaminated area and let it sit for a few minutes
  5. Dry sprayed area with absorbent towels
  6. Dispose of cleaning materials and PPE in designated waste containers
OSHA defines appropriate disinfectants as:
  1. EPA-registered disinfectants and disinfectants that are labeled to be effective against HIV and HBV;
  2. diluted bleach solutions (one fourth cup of household bleach to a gallon of water);
  3. and high-level disinfectants cleared by the FDA