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Policy and Procedures for Nursing Laboratories

The health, safety and well-being of all who use the Oakland University School of Nursing laboratories are the primary focus of this policy. The laboratories included in this policy are the Health Assessment, Therapeutics, Community, and Simulation laboratories. This policy relates to all staff, students, vendors, and faculty that have business, learning, or exposure to any of the above laboratories. The goal is to ensure a safe working and learning environment for all.

The rules, procedures, and policies set forth may be changed as the COVID-19 issues change. The laboratories will comply with all Oakland University guidelines as well as the guidelines set forth from the CDC and state of Michigan governing bodies. All changes will be communicated to all who use the school of nursing laboratories. Communication will be maintained via the SON website, Moodle course sites, and OU email.

The guidelines set forth aim to effectively and safely reduce exposures to COVID-19 by detailing guidelines for PPE, social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting all lab areas.

The following procedures listed must be followed by all persons who use any of the SON nursing laboratories. Compliance will be strictly enforced for the health and safety of all parties.

  • Frequent handwashing is highly recommended. When soap/water is not available, hand sanitizer must be used frequently.
  • Unless otherwise noted, use your own personal equipment for lab sessions (i.e., stethoscopes, supply kits, pens, clipboards, ect).
  • Minimize touching to include only items necessary to support your learning. Lab faculty and staff will assist if needed to gather supplies.
  • If any person displays any signs of illness, they will be asked to leave the area immediately and proceed to Graham Health Center/Primary Care Provider for follow up care and instruction.

Please also read the procedures specific to the SON laboratory you will be attending: Therapeutics, Health Assessment, Community, or Simulation.

Therapeutic Laboratory Policies and Procedures
  • Handwashing/hand sanitizing will be completed upon entrance to the lab.
  • Limit all personal belongings to a minimum.
  • Face masks are required for all laboratories.  A clean mask will be provided if your mask is deemed unacceptable.

Therapeutics Laboratory Cleaning Process

  • In addition to the general cleaning done by the OU housekeeping department, the faculty and staff of the lab will maintain a strict cleaning process.
  • Mannequins will be cleaned with the approved wipes on hand in the lab after each student interaction. DO NOT USE BLEACH ON THE MANNEQUINS.
  • A final cleaning will take place at the end of each day.
  • If linen seems contaminated in any way, remove it from the lab and send it to the laundry for washing. For protection of those doing the laundry, a note as to why and how linens are contaminated must be made available to the Director of the Nursing Laboratories.
Health Assessment Laboratory Policies and Procedures
  • If your mask is deemed inappropriate, a new surgical mask will be provided.
  • Limit all personal belongings to a minimum.

Health Assessment Lab Cleaning Process

  • In addition to the general cleaning done by the OU housekeeping department, the faculty and staff of the lab will maintain a strict cleaning process.
  • Mannequins/task trainers will be cleaned with the approved wipes on hand in the lab after each student interaction. DO NOT USE BLEACH ON THE MANNEQUINS
  • A final cleaning will take place at the end of each day.
Community Laboratory Policies and Procedures
  • If your mask is deemed inappropriate, a new surgical mask will be provided.
  • Limit all personal belongings to a minimum.

Community Lab Cleaning Process

  • In addition to the general cleaning done by the OU housekeeping department, the faculty and staff of the lab will maintain a strict cleaning process.
  • Mannequins/task trainers will be cleaned with the approved wipes on hand in the lab after each student interaction. DO NOT USE BLEACH ON THE MANNEQUINS
  • A final cleaning will take place at the end of each day.
  • If linen seems contaminated in any way, remove it from the lab and send it to the laundry for washing. For protection of those doing the laundry, a note as to why and how linens are contaminated must be made available to the Director of the Nursing Laboratories.
Simulation Laboratory Policies and Procedures

All simulation faculty and staff will determine the course for the day and all rules set forth will be strictly enforced. The daily routine may change due to the course being taught on a particular day.

  • If your mask is deemed inappropriate, a new surgical mask will be provided.
  • Limit all personal belongings to a minimum. Use the cubbies at the end of the simulation lab if needed.
  • Faculty and staff will be given face shields as an additional layer of protection. They are 
  • Foam in and out of rooms as directed.

Simulation Lab Cleaning Process

  • In addition to the general cleaning done by the OU housekeeping department, the faculty and staff of the lab will maintain a strict cleaning process.
  • Mannequins/task trainers/equipment will be cleaned with the approved wipes on hand in the lab after each student interaction. DO NOT USE BLEACH ON THE MANNEQUINS
  • A final cleaning will take place at the end of each day.
  • If linen seems contaminated in any way, remove it from the lab and send to the laundry for washing. For protection of those doing the laundry, a note as to why and how linens are contaminated must be made available to the Director of the Nursing Laboratories.

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
nrsinfo@oakland.edu

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733


M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.