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Distribution of Network-issued Isolation Masks

Direct patient caregivers and patient-facing employees will receive one Kettering Health Network-issued isolation mask at the start of their shift.

Included Departments

  • Outpatient ancillary departments
    • Clinical staff
    • Registration
  • Sycamore Glen Retirement Community
  • Kettering Physician Network practices
    • Clinical staff
    • Registration
  • Hospital
    • RNs
    • NAs
    • Physicians
    • Phlebotomy
    • Rehab
    • Environmental Services
    • Care Management
    • Medical/Nursing students
    • Registration
    • Radiology
    • Security
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Transport
    • Clinical pharmacist
    • Ambassadors for Culinary and Nutrition

Exempt Departments

  • Outpatient locations
    • Prestige
    • ASB
    • Austin Landing
    • Retail Pharmacy (unless providing prescriptions to patient)
  • Hospital departments
    • Administration
    • Administrative support personnel
    • HR
    • Facilities (unless entering a patient room to fix an issue)
    • Finance
    • Culinary and Nutrition (Ambassadors are considered an “included” area)
    • Lab (Phlebotomists are considered an “included” area)
    • Biomed (unless entering a patient room to fix an issue)
    • Materials management
    • Pharmacy
    • Quality
    • Medical Staff office
    • DME/Library

Each day, masks will be delivered to each area/department by materials management.

Isolation masks will be deployed from the following locations (PAR levels being determined):

  • Nursing units
  • Rehab units
  • Radiology
  • Outpatient ancillary departments
  • Registration
  • Kettering Physician Network regional strategy (in progress)
  • For physicians and advanced practice providers only:
    • Physician lounge/Medical Staff office from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. each day
    • After hours: See nurse supervisor or Security

Distribution Process

  • Masks and brown bags to be distributed by the department leader or designee
  • One mask to be signed out to team member (Click here to download distribution log.)

Safe Practices

  • Use the mask the entire shift.
  • Perform hand hygiene before and after removing the mask.
  • Do not pull mask down below the nose or around neck.
  • During breaks, store the mask in a paper bag for reuse after the break.
  • Dispose of mask when soiled or damaged (holes, rips, tears). The department leader or designee will determine if a new mask may be signed out.
  • Discard the mask at the end of the shift.
April 1, 2020