Personal Infection Control Musts for Home Healthcare Workers
Home healthcare workers are responsible for maintaining their own supply of personal infection control essentials. There’s an art to it — developing and sticking to a checklist, making sure you don’t carry too much or too little, and creating organized compartments.
Our Product Development Team members talk to home healthcare workers regularly so we can provide the solutions they need most during their visits. By understanding their daily obstacles and challenges, we are able to equip them with the best items for the right price.
Wipe Out Surface Contamination
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to disinfecting wipes. You need wipes that you can use on kitchen countertops, bed posts, door knobs, and toilet seats with unwavering confidence. We know that every home healthcare worker has his or her own personal preferences when it comes to formulation, size, and even smell.
For an added layer of protection, consider a Reusable Bag Barrier, which spreads out easily underneath your favorite medical bag. They are easy to clean and will help ensure you’re not spreading infection from one residence to another.
Handy Hand Sanitizers
Home healthcare workers often don’t have room to lug around big, bulky squeeze or pump bottles of hand sanitizer on their rounds. They might make sense for hospital workers, but not necessarily for medical professionals who are always on the go.
Price out packets and small bottles to save space in your medical bag and prevent messes. Grab a handful of single antimicrobial hand wipe packets as you head out the door. Or be sure you have a few extra 2oz bottles of flip-top hand sanitizer on you. They're small enough in size that you can bring them on planes and use them after you buckle your seat belt, too.
Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite
Unfortunately, superbugs such as MRSA, VRE, and C. diff aren’t the only “bugs” that home healthcare workers must be on guard against.
When visiting a residence with a bed bug problem, these parasitic insects can easily make their way into your medical bag, making for a not-so-nice souvenir from your travels.
Don’t risk infestation. Arm yourself with an effective bed bug and flea spray that kills bed bugs, fleas, ticks, and other crawling insects on contact. Its formula is all natural, making it safe to use around children and pets. If you want to be extra sure that you always have plenty on hand, go with a 24oz bottle, which can be purchased in cost-saving case quantities. Be sure to also treat any potentially exposed laundry with an additive that will kill insects in your wash cycle.