4731-17-03 Hand washing.

Licensees who perform or participate in invasive procedures shall follow acceptable and prevailing standards for hand washing which shall include at least the following:

(A) Hands shall be washed appropriately prior to performing or participating in an invasive procedure and after performing or participating in an invasive procedure;

(B) Hands and other skin surfaces shall be washed immediately and thoroughly if contaminated with blood or other body fluids; and

(C) Hands shall be washed immediately after gloves are removed.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/17/2016 and 08/17/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4731.05
Rule Amplifies: 4731.051, 4731.22
Prior Effective Dates: 10/1/94, 12/31/97, 2/28/04

Prior History: (Eff 10-1-94; 12-31-97; 2-28-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 4731.05
Rule amplifies: RC 4731.051, 4731.22
RC rule review dates: 12/31/02, 11/17/03, 12/31/07 )