[ RadSafe ] Iodine Therapy Rooms

Luke McCormick mccormickl at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 15 05:37:31 CDT 2009

A company called New Pig offers a spill protecting type of carpeting that comes in 4 or 6' rolls. We used this, then let it decon in storage and reused it. Cheap and the patient thought they had a carpetted room. You still have to do the john yourself though.

Luke McCormick

> From: jposton at mdanderson.org
> To: radsafe at radlab.nl
> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:29:00 -0500
> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Iodine Therapy Rooms
> We are looking to change our process for preparing our iodine therapy rooms. Right now we paper the floor and the bath room with "butcher paper" and incontinent pads. We cover just about everything else with plastic or incontinent pads, also. Recently some concerns have been raised about a tripping hazard existing due to the papered floors. Nuclear Medicine and Nursing wants to stop papering the floors, but of course they aren't the ones performing the decontamination and this won't increase their work. Any other suggestions out there on a better approach to protecting the floors?
> The room floor is linoleum and the bathroom floor is grouted tiles, so we are also looking to remove the old flooring and to cover them with some kind of epoxy flooring with rounded corners and coping. Anyone have any success (or bad experiences) with such an approach?
> Finally, the thought came up to change out the ceramic sink and toilet with stainless steel. Anyone have any success (or bad experiences) with such an approach?
> Thanks,
> Jay Poston
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