Last updated: 3/20/2020
In an effort to reduce personal protective equipment, a suggestion has been provided to move IV pumps outside of the patient room as shown below and extend the tubing to the patient. This will help staff tend to the IV pump without the need of personal protective equipment.
This checklist may help hospital facilities professionals assist in relocating patient equipment from negative pressure rooms to avoid repeated entry into the room to check on patient equipment. There may be other equipment that can be placed outside of the patient room. Verify with facilities and others before moving any equipment.
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