Ok... maybe it's just me? But what is the point of going into contact precautions right before you take your pt upstairs after having them in the ED for 3-4 hrs and THEN finding out they have a Hx of MRSA? If I'm gonna get it on me... IT'S ALREADY THERE!!!
ICU nurses complain that we aren't gowning and gloving when we bring up these pt's. Do they not relize that the pt's don't tell us Hx of MRSA 99% of the time when we get a Hx? And it's not tattooed on their forehead!? I mean really... Is the last 15 minutes I spend with a pt going to make a difference after I already put in an IV, an R/C, and assessed them countless times?