Chapstick big no nk

  1. Trying to figure out how and why chapstick is a big no no while working on dialysis floors
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  3. by   DialysisRN12
    I can't live without mine but it goes back to infection control and moreso for yourself than the pt. You might have microparticles of blood, acid, vinegar, bleach, etc., on your lips and now you're applying Chapstick, chewing gum, etc and basically locking in those particles into your own bodily tissue/fluid.
  4. by   Joni's Mom
    Well if Chapstick is a no no then lipstick should be a no no also.
    If you don't apply it on the floor or have it in your pocket, then I dont see the difference.

    Just my 2 cents
  5. by   DialysisRN12
    Right, it's not about wearing it, it's about applying it on the floor. Although I don't understand why someone would want to wear lipstick with those masks