Archive January 2016 XVII, No. 1

Ideas That Work: Housekeeping

No Locker Left Behind

No Locker Left Behind

dirty locker keys Room Service Discharge nurses drop the keys to dirty lockers into this container.

We clean patient lockers after each use. To ensure that no locker is missed, after escorting their patients to the dressing room, discharge nurses place locker keys in a plastic container marked "to be cleaned." Housekeeping regularly picks up the keys from the bin and only returns them into the locks after they've cleaned the lockers.

Lisa Ertle, BA, RN
Surgicare of Oradell (N.J.)
Oradell N.J.

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