Do Soiled Briefs of a C. Diff Patient Go in Red Bag or Regular Waste: Q&A With Phenelle Segal of Infection Control Consulting Services

Phenelle Segal, RN CIC, is president of Infection Control Consulting Services based in Blue Bell, Pa.

 

Q: Do you place soiled briefs of a Clostridium Difficile patient in a red bag or in plain trash?

 

Phenelle Segal: Red bag trash is for articles contaminated with blood and for use in laboratories were blood tests are run. All other trash, including the soiled briefs of a C. diff patient, goes into regular trash unless visibly contaminated with blood, whereby they would also be placed into red bag trash.

 

Remember to emphasize good handwashing after handling all trash.

 

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