Radiography Department and Mobile Radiography on at risk COVID-19 patients

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2.3. Equipment Considerations

  • If working alone X-ray generator and mobile control screen keys are considered contaminated so they must be used with gloves
  • X-ray couch is covered with single use paper per patient.
  • Working in pairs in an X-ray room the generator console keyboards, mouse and exposure control panel are considered clean.
  • For mobile radiography where there is the risk of droplet transmission it is prudent to wear gloves for all equipment that has been in the patient care area.