Swine (H1N1) flu: Testing Procedures and Safety Guidelines


– This video demonstrates procedures used for patients who present
to healthcare providers with suspected swine influenza. The procedures covered include initial isolation of the patient, wearing proper personal protective equipment for the caregiver, obtaining nasopharyngeal
specimens for viral testing, and cleaning the room after the visit. – [Male Instructor] A
screening questionnaire will be used to identify patients who may be infected with swine influenza. If the screening questionnaire
is considered positive, that patient, and anyone with them, should immediately be
given isolation masks and asked to sit in a segregated
part of the waiting area. They should be taken to the exam room as soon as possible, to
minimize public exposure. – I’m gonna demonstrate the equipment that should be used when examining a patient. Isolation gown, vinyl gloves, N95 mask, isolation mask, goggles. And this is a hand sanitizer. We’re going to press the pump and rub the Purell on our hands ’til it dries. I’m going to put on my gown. Put the head through the hole, arms, and tie the back. Cup the respirator with your hand, put the elastic bands on, and do a final tightening by tightening the metal nose clip, pinching it to make sure that it’s secure. I’m gonna put on my goggles and my gloves, and then I’ll examine the patient. The swab is flexible so that it can be inserted into the nasopharynx. The distance between the nose and the ears should be measured, and half that distance is the distance that you wanna insert the swab. Before it’s inserted, it’s curved a bit, and then insert it through the nostril into the nasopharynx. Optimally, two swabs are collected, one from each side of the nose. The specimen should be rubbed over the three wells of the slide. And then the swab should be placed into the pink medium. Remember to have two patient
identifiers on all labels. – [Male Instructor] Remove your gown by pulling it back over your head and turning it inside out. Take off your gloves and your goggles, handling them from the earpieces. Finally, take off your mask and make sure to wash your hands. – Clean any contaminated surfaces with the appropriate cleaners, which include Sani-Cloths and Virex. Use gloves when using the cleaners. Clean the surfaces completely.

9 thoughts on “Swine (H1N1) flu: Testing Procedures and Safety Guidelines

  1. this procedure is used TO PROTECT DOCTORS…SCEREW THE PATINET!!! THE ROOMS ARE NOT CLEANED…BUT THE DOCTORS & NURSES ARE PROTECTED..U KNOW WHAT….GOD WILL BE U'RE JUDGE…NO…USE SOAP U DUMB PERSON…SOAP!!!!!!!!

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