I was wondering what other hospitals do regarding pd supplies. Do you allow supplies to be brought into the room and then remove what you do not use, or are all supplies throwen out after patient is discharged, or are supplies left outside the room or brought in as needed?
The waste is it acceptable to drain into the toilet or do people in the hospital ussually drain into a bag? If so do you throw the whole bag into a red biohazard waste bag or do you drain the waste before disposing of the bag.
At our hospital, we drain into bags, the bags are then drained into the hopper and bags disposed of. We only take the supplies that are needed into the room. If there are any supplies left at discharge, the patient takes them home or they are thrown away.
Have worked as dialysis RN in Acute Care/Hospital settings for 3 different companies over 20 years and Dialysis Department usually provide the dianeal fluid and cycler and or exchange tubing. If a special type of solution such as, Extreneal is needed the Patient/Patient Family bring it from home.
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