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PED-EM-L February 2014

Subject:

Re: Toy policy

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"Cicillini, Dina" <[log in to unmask]>

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Cicillini, Dina

Date:

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:21:02 -0500

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This is our policy



GENERAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

The purpose of this policy is to minimize the risk of infection/disease transmission by establishing guidelines for the cleaning and disinfection of toys within the healthcare setting. 

POLICY:

Provide guidelines for the management of toys within the healthcare environment including the cleaning and disinfection of toys.

SCOPE: 

This policy applies to all members of the North Shore - LIJ Health System work force but not limited to employees, business associates, medical staff, volunteers, students, physician office staff, and other persons performing work for or at North Shore - LIJ Health System.

PROCEDURE/GUIDELINES:

A)	Stuffed animals shall be individualized to a patient and cannot be shared, the patient shall take the stuffed animal home or it shall be discarded at the time of discharge. 

B)	Dolls/toys for teaching purposes and are handled by the patient shall be made of a material that can be decontaminated. The doll/toy shall be wiped with a cloth impregnated with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disinfection solution after each demonstration.

C)	Stuffed animals/other items that are brought in by a patient shall only be used by that patient.

D)	A process should be developed within each area with toys for decontamination and cleaning. Toys that require cleaning are placed in the dirty designated are (bin/bag) until a staff member/volunteer is available to clean them. Once cleaned the toy can be placed within a designated clean area for another patient to use.
1.	Toys that are placed in the child's mouth shall be cleaned with an EPA, hospital approved disinfection solution and air-dried, and once the solution has dried it should be rinsed with water, dried and return to the playroom/area. 
2.	Toys that do not leave the playroom/area and are not placed within a child's mouth shall be cleaned at the end of the day and when soiled.
3.	All toys loaned to patients and returned to the playroom shall be cleaned and disinfected with a cloth impregnated with an EPA approved disinfectant, air-dried, and rinsed with water before it is returned to the playroom/area. 
4.	All toys returned from a patient on any type of precaution shall be cleaned and disinfected with a cloth impregnated with an EPA approved disinfectant, air-dried, and rinsed with water before it is returned to the playroom/area. 

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS/SOURCES:
1.	Joint Commission Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Infections 
2.	New York State Department of Health 405.11
3.	Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Chiarello L, and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings, June 2007 http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/isolation2007.pdf

-----Original Message-----
From: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jay Fisher
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:03 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Toy policy

Does your ED have a 'toy policy' as pertains to frequency of cleaning, etc? Does anyone follow a single use approach?

Jay Fisher MD
Children's Hospital of NV

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Dina Cicillini, RN, MBA, NE-BC
Director of Patient Care 
Pediatric Emergency Services


269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, N.Y.  11040
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