Diaper Changing Procedure by suchenfz

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									                                                                                         ESD 113
                                                               Sound to Harbor Head Start/ECEAP
                                                                                   Procedure 604
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Diaper Changing Procedure



(Following Washington Sate Department of Health Procedures)

1.    Wash hands with soap and water.
2.    Gather necessary materials.
3.    Disposable non-latex or vinyl, non-powdered gloves may be worn.
4.    Place single use cover on table (if disposable covers are being used).
5.    Place child gently on clean diaper changing area and remove diaper. Child is not left to be left
      unattended.
6.    Clean the child’s diaper area front to back with a clean, damp wipe for each stroke.
7.    Dispose of diaper - disposables in covered container (a separate waste container with a lid or cover,
      foot pedal type preferred), cloth diapers in a strong plastic bag or double bagged, and sent home or
      to diaper service. Fecal matter may be dumped in toilet. Diapers or clothing shall not be rinsed.
8.    Remove and dispose of gloves.
9.    Wash your hands or wipe your hands with disposable wet wipe. = Dispose.
10.   If necessary, apply topical cream/ointment/lotion when a parent’s written request (H-10s) and
      physician’s order (H-10s) is on file. Follow instructions per the H-10s Medication Authorization --
      Authorization for Administration of Medication at Center form.
11.   Put on clean diaper and protective pants (if cloth diaper is used), dress child.
12.   Wash child’s hands and return child to appropriate area.
13.   Dispose of disposable cover (if used).
14.   Clean and disinfect the diapering pad area and any equipment or supplies you touched. Always
      use an approved solution (1 tablespoon bleach to 1 quart of water, mixed daily).
15.   Wash your hands with soap and running water. Rinse well. Turn off faucet with a paper towel.




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