This may blow your mind, but, it’s possible to get used to patients coming into the waiting room, screaming and dripping blood all over the place.
You may be squeamish, so, skip to the next post if you start to feel light-headed, okay?
Here’s the bottom line:
When that blood-dripping patient comes in, here’s what to keep in mind:
Foremost: follow your office protocol!
Also do these things:
Help your patient with sterile gauze pads to catch the blood. It’ll make them marginally more calm, and minimize your clean-up.
Start to clean up the blood immediately.
Get on your disposable gloves, and grab your Bio Haz cleanup kit.