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Hospice Aide Bag Technique


Overview & Objectives

Using proper bag technique is an important part of infection control.  Hospice aides are responsible for preventing the spread of infection by using proper bag technique during home visits.  Not only do hospice patients have weakened immune systems, but hospices aides routinely go from patient to patient throughout the day.  This module covers several aspects of bag technique such as rationale, types of bags used, arrangement of contents, preventing the spread of infections through bag technique, and cleaning and disinfecting equipment and supplies.  It also includes recommended protective barriers, when NOT to bring the nursing bag into a residence, and other considerations.  This module contains the following learning objectives:

  • Discuss bag technique in infection control
  • Describe the characteristics of recommended nursing bags
  • List the steps used in bag technique
  • Review recommended protective barriers
  • List other considerations when following bag technique policies and procedures


  • Learning Module
  • Group Exercise:  Chronological Order of Bag Technique Steps
  • Test Questions
  • Instructor Answer Key
  • Attendance Sheet
  • Evaluation Form
  • Certificate of Attendance