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Cedars Sinai - Good Samaritan - UCLA Westwood
These hospitals have a policy that requires the placenta leave the hospital shortly after delivery. If you deliver during the day, I will pick your placenta up after your delivery. However, in the event you deliver during the evening or in the middle of the night, or I am detained for some reason, you should plan to bring a cooler to the hospital to keep in the trunk of your car. That way, you can always put the placenta in the cooler (the nurses will give you ice) and the cooler in your car where it will be kept fresh until I arrive the next morning to pick it up.
Huntington Memorial - Arcadia Methodist
It is the policy of Huntington Memorial and Arcadia Methodist to keep your placenta until you and the baby are released from the hospital. Please notify me the day before you are to be released so we can make arrangements to meet at the hospital for me to pick up your placenta when you are discharged.
Saint John's Santa Monica
Saint John's will not release your placenta without a copy of your Hepatitis C test results, and do not always have a copy on hand, so it is important that you ask your care provider for a copy and have it with you prior to calling me to pick up your placenta. After you deliver, your nurse will put your placenta in a container, label it with your patient info and put it in their refrigerator for you, but this protocol seems to vary from nurse to nurse. To be on the safe side, bring a cooler to the hospital to keep in the trunk of your car. That way, you can always put the placenta in the cooler (the nurses will give you ice) and the cooler in your car where it will be kept fresh until I arrive the next morning to pick it up.
on Release of Your Placenta
If your hospital is not listed, I am unaware
of any unique protocols there.
I operate with extreme caution when handling the placenta. I use Universal Precautions, OSHA/EPA sanitation techniques and have successfully completed a Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Training course (in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Your Safety Comes First
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