Quote from SmilingBluEyes
the docs I work with don't wear ties when in clinical areas. The women with long hair keep it out of the way/up. They don't wear jewelry either, that can get contaminated. There IS something to all of that, naturally. It's not a stretch to see how. Or why.
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Most or all of the doctors that I work with usually wear ties in or dress semi-casual. As far contamination they as well as you are working around patients with all kinds of diseases like MRSA/VRE/Staph/HIV/HepA-C, etc so if your not wearing your protective (yellow iso gowns) then you know better. Its required. Read all signs to visitors that don't know anything about why their loved one is in a private room or (pos pressure/neg pressure) room.
I make sure that all visitors know why it must be worn, hospital policy, how to wear the N95s (banana face), to wash up using the macrobial soap up to their wrists, and wash clothing in a bit of non-chlorine bleach when get home, spray shoes with disinfectant, keep young children out and why, do your job when required to work in pairs is always best one will remember to do it if your called away to take care of something important.
Keep up with lab order requests, bed transfers or admissions, chart everything unless using CPRS for all functions, watching 1:1s or just sit with them if FP, accucheck verify info on new admissions, diet order changes.
Best of all be good to your patients spend time with them because when its time to chart your brain will kick in and you can get it done faster. Always write down the Oxygen orders if per NC,NRB,BIPAP,RA c Ox supplement, Sterile water inhalation, breathing treatments NOW orders, general info on upcoming tests make sure the NPO patients are not sneaking food if they are then take it away from them and explain why they must not eat....ALRIGHT!!!