As explained in the previous chapter, rinsing and washing an exposed area of your body with hot water and soap is recommended. If any blood or bodily fluids are on your clothes, your clothes need to be washed and sanitized prior to reuse. Similarly, if blood or bodily fluid is on your protective gear, you should either dispose of the gear (in a biohazard container) or sanitize it. Biohazard containers should be puncture resistant, leak-proof and labeled, symbol or color-coded.
Ensure scene safety and wear PPE
Throw away any debris in the area
Use absorbent towels to wipe the area
Spray disinfectant on the area
After several minutes, wipe the area dry
Appropriately dispose of cleaning materials in biohazard containers
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