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MRSA AND NURSES UNIFORMS?

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*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 13 Jun 2008 15:11

~~~~~~~As a nurse....I think its not good practice..to travel on public transport..in uniforms..I travel in car..or change at work...would never dream of going anywhere in uniform
Doctors are prohibited now from wearing ties..at my hosp.

Whilst we are on subject of MRSA...Patients relatives are much to blame...they dont always wash hands or use anti bacterial gels prior to entering wards etc..

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 13 Jun 2008 15:13

People do not realize that relatives visiting..loved ones are carrying all sorts of bugs and things..I have nothing against visiting..rights..but when I see 10 rellies around a bed space..it does make you wonder...just a thought

CATHKIN

CATHKIN Report 13 Jun 2008 16:35

mrsa was found on Doctors ties and pens in a hospital I worked in,Rosxx

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 14 Jun 2008 00:56

I would think that pens would be a major source of constant cross contamination as a pen will move around the ward and you probably wouldn't think to wash your hands after using it. Also, ties I would think for the reason of being straightened/touched and being perceived to not need washing as often.

Visitors can bring in a lot and as I've said previously the book trolleys and magazines in waiting rooms are also big culprits. But lets not forget, how many patients carry things in with them already? They don't make you shower and get into clean gown before going to theatre etc... not like they used to.

*Ophelia.taking a break..*

*Ophelia.taking a break..* Report 14 Jun 2008 02:32

....Unfortunately....Bugs..bacteria,,,MRSA...are our `companions`....fact of life....

If I was swabbed after every shift.. I work..Lord knows..what I would be carrying on my person!..(not just me..but every doctor..theatre nurse..etc etc)

MRSA..is a bit difffernt because it is somewhat resistant ot antibiotics we use for commmon chest infections and the like.
Also I do think it is blown out of proportion(but thats my opinion)

Many of us..are too.."trigger happy"...in getting antibiotics for a miniscule prob..
We have to build up resistance to bugs..
Too many people want antibiotics for silly things..commom colds..for eg..its a virus!..
antiobitics do not work!
Mrsa?..its a bug like any other...

Pat Kendrick

Pat Kendrick Report 14 Jun 2008 08:06

The standards have gone down, Doctors walk around with their coats open and swinging with stethoscope round their neck and used on one patient then another without being wiped with a alcohol wipe. There are pens and badges etc etc.

Look at the TV cookery programes how many chefs/kitchen staff now wear hats? Yep standards have fallen.
Also nurses now don't wear hats or aprons. They say aprons carry bugs but then so must the uniform.

Pat who did work in a hospital preparing chemotherapy and visiting wards.

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 14 Jun 2008 08:19

Mmmmmm - Nurses Uniforms!

The more the merrier I say!

xxxxx mick

DAVE B

DAVE B Report 16 Jun 2008 15:54

thanks for fantastic constructive comments!
Dx