Body fluids and waste include:
While you are taking a potential or reproductive hazard medicine, some of the chemicals in the medicine may leave your body through your body fluids and waste. Contact with these fluids may harm other people or pets.
If you have a
urinary catheter or an
ostomy, caregivers should follow any other care instructions from your healthcare provider.
Use plastic-backed sheets or disposable plastic-backed pads on your mattress or furniture, even if you wear a diaper or pad.
Change diapers or pads right away. Your skin should be cleaned with soap and water and dried well. Throw out all disposable items with the regular garbage. Follow the information in the Alberta Health Services
Community Based Services (Home Care) Waste Disposal brochure.
Try to throw up directly into the toilet. Close the toilet lid and flush, then wash your hands with soap and water.
To clean items like bedpans, urinals, or commodes, or non-disposable buckets from vomit, do the following:
Current as of: June 24, 2022
Author: Provincial Hazardous Medication Committee, Alberta Health Services
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