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Decontamination Standards for Pediatric and Special Needs

As we move forward and progress in understanding the needs of special populations, we need to think more about the needs of neonates, children with autism, and other special circumstances. Decontamination should include a set temperature of water to avoid hypothermia, we often put the infants through the same decon as adults and the water is cold, our PPE gloves are slippery and we have no where "safe" to cradle an infant while undressing and cleaning. The development of a special basket or carrier that would sustain and allow chemicals to flow through and off the infant is needed. Special conditions to help an autism child through the process would make a world of difference. If you have developed a special procedure please share with us.

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