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Safety Measures for Staff

It is crucial that the safety of the HRH providing services at all levels be ensured. For this purpose, the following must be adhered to:

  • Sufficient provision of Protective gear like gloves, masks, gowns, caps, personal protective equipment, lead aprons, dosimeters etc. and their use by Health Care workers must be as per the standard protocols in place.
  • Promotion of Hand Hygiene and practice of standard precautions by Health care workers should be standard practice.
  • Display of standard operating procedures at strategic locations in the hospital.
  • Regular Training of Health care workers in standard precautions, Patient safety, infection control and Bio-medical waste management should be part of their training requirements.
  • Immunization of Health care workers against Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis B should be ensured.
  • Provision of round the clock Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) against HIV in case of needle stick injuries should be initiated in the emergency department.