Step 3: Select a clean, well-lit work surface
- Use a clean, comfortable, well-lit area away from where you prepare or eat food. You don’t want blood or factor to get on the kitchen or dining room table.
- Select an area that can be cleaned.
- Before you begin, wash your work area with rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol, chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or a product labeled “disinfectant”. Check bottles of hydrogen peroxide before you use them to make sure they have not expired.
- To protect the table, tape a large clean piece of plastic over it. A trash bag works well. Tape the bag to the table. When you finish, you can easily roll up the bag and throw it away.
- Keep the work surface clean. Keep a trash bag or can handy. Throw away trash such as syringe wrappings and empty boxes as you go along.
- Find a quiet place so that you will not be distracted by other people or what they are doing.
- If you spill blood or factor on the work area, clean the surface with chlorine bleach.