We have been adding clorox to the toilet and and spraying Clorox Anywhere on the bathroom fixtures following urination of the bcg. What other precautions need to be taken by the patient to disinfect and keep other family members safe, and for how many hours following the bcg treatment should precautions be taken? We have toddlers in our household.
What precautions should be taken for cleanup when a patient is using BCG and for how many hours?
Question posted by Peg1005Smith on 2 July 2010
Last updated on 31 August 2016 by Twinkle8
Am an Rn and took care of many with BCG treatments whatever is the policy of the hospital your going to is what I would follow. Usually after the first void (urination) with bleach is good.
BCG is a live product. In other words, it contains active bacteria that can cause infection. Some bacteria will be present for several hours in urine that you pass after each treatment with BCG. Any urine that you pass during the first 6 hours after each treatment should be disinfected with an equal amount (usually about 1 cup) of undiluted household bleach. After the bleach is added to the urine, it should be allowed to sit for 15 minutes before it is flushed. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.
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