I hope that none of you end up with the terrible stomach virus spreading across the country. Most everyone I know who has had it says they have never been so sick. Well I remember a flu in the 1950’s that was worse, but this was one of the worst things I’ve had since then.Read recently that baseball teams at Spring Training have been ravaged by outbreaks. And many nursing and residential care facilities are under quarantine to protect visitors as well as other residents. The back pain is debilitating and comes from nowhere. The stomach pains are best handled crawling into a fetal position and staying there for a…
Uniforms Harbor Bacteria
I work in an office setting now reviewing charts, but I am still acutely aware of the germs and bacteria the paper can harbor. I’m not a germaphobe by any means, but I wash my hands frequently. Years ago, when I worked in the field in home health, we didn’t wear uniforms and scrubs were not allowed. But the clothing I wore became my uniform as I designated specific pieces and shoes for work use only. Some days I couldn’t wait to get home and shower, and then wash my clothes in the hottest water!!!! I read something the other day about nurses coming home and picking up their babies…
Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)kill. Nurses and health care professionals in ALL settings must wash their hands frequently to maintain safe sanitary conditions for their patient and themselves. Here’s a cute RAP video to help remind you and your colleagues of the importance of using sanitizers or plain old soap and water to stop the spread of germs.