Do you shower when you get off work??? - page 4

I'm just curious if those of you who have nurse-to-patient contact... Do you shower when you get home from work?? I'm kind of a freak when it comes to showering... I have to shower in the morning... Read More

  1. by   Elektra6
    sometimes I shower before work but always before bed, feel so dirty!
  2. by   mercyteapot
    My gym was literally across the street from the hospital. I'd go over there to shower, even if I wasn't working out.
  3. by   bopps
    I like this personal thread! Great idea. I always, always take a nice long shower before work. I am paranoid about being clean for work. I must confess I don't shower right away when I come home, but I always change out of my dirty scrubs right away. I wash my hands/arms very thoroughly before I leave work. And shoes off, yuck!! I hardly ever get sick(although I am sick right now!). And, I do work in a busy ED, too. If I've had a odiferous bodily fluid filled day you can bet I hit the shower running, though!!
  4. by   Sue Damonas
    Years ago I had a roommate who would come home from work and while still wearing her uniform would crawl in bed and take a nap.
  5. by   miko014
    I always take a shower right away when I get home from work, then it's pretty much bed time. I usually get home just after midnight, and I like to be in bed by 2am. I get up around 10, and if I work out and get sweaty, I sponge off a little bit, but I don't feel the need to shower twice. Shoes come off at the door...the only places they touch in my house are the little tile entryway and the mat that I keep them on.

    When I used to work days, I would take my shower when I got home from work (around 4) unless I had errands to run - then I would just sponge off and change clothes before going out. But then I've always been a "shower-before-bed"er anyway!

    I work with someone who will only handle his badge with a plastic baggie on his hands - I bet he has a real ritual when he gets home! I am just slightly germophobic in that I don't want to carry those little buggars into my house or spread them around anywhere. It's interesting to see how everyone has their own rituals!
  6. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    I prefer to autoclave myself before I leave the hospital.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from kriso
    I prefer to autoclave myself before I leave the hospital.
    Sometimes I'd like to.

    I have to shower prior to going to work - it wakes me up at 0145.

    I don't shower when I come home unless it has been a very germy day.

    I do leave my shoes outside. And my clothes go into the basement.

    steph
  8. by   scoobydoo32
    me too i shower and wash my clothes as soon as i walk through the door
  9. by   gentlegiver
    My kids say I smell like old people when I get home. So a shower is a must even if it was a germ free day!
  10. by   ERRNTraveler
    Quote from kriso
    I prefer to autoclave myself before I leave the hospital.
    Must be good for the pores..... :spin:
  11. by   txspadequeenRN


    Quote from kriso
    I prefer to autoclave myself before I leave the hospital.
  12. by   txspadequeenRN
    the facility i worked at had guest suites and i would grab the towels and the extra clothes out of the car and clean up. i always took extra clothes cause i worked excessive hours.



    Quote from achot chavi
    absolutely especially in the good ol days when our unit wasn't airconditioned. i still can manage a 5 minute shpritz off if the need arises. never more as i need to be on call....
    showering after each shift is recommended- i also wipe all surfaces with alcohol or chlorhexidine esp telephones (12% of which carry mrsa!!!among the doctor and nurse population)
    but what bugs me are the long fake nails with stud stuck on-that so many young nurses insist on sporting- how can u work with those and keep them clean!!!
  13. by   Nur_1996
    Quote from gentlegiver
    My kids say I smell like old people when I get home. So a shower is a must even if it was a germ free day!
    Ok, thats great, I currently work in Hospice, my kids think I smell like dead people!:spin:

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