To help control the spread of germs in waiting rooms and exam rooms, pediatricians are urging patients to bring their own toys, according to an article on The New York Times website.
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new policy statement, “Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings.”
Even if they are disinfected daily, as the policy said, toys that multiple children handle in the waiting room may harbor germs.
The policy also offers guidelines for cleaning exam rooms in between patients, disinfecting equipment, cleaning up after any spills involving body fluids and general housekeeping.
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