Do you wear gloves - page 9

Sorry I have so many questions but you guys are so helpful. I was woundering do you wear gloves most of the time, like when taking blood, giving injections etc. I remeber being in a hospital and... Read More

  1. by   stressednurse
    My theory is "Everyone potentially has Everything" So I glove for all procedures including vitals much of the time and wash hands after. I also change gloves if they become soiled or wet.
    I can catch enough germs from my kids, I dont need them from work too.
  2. by   tmiller027
    I'm not even a nurse yet, and in my current job as a jail officer, I always wear gloves when I have to come in contact with a prisoner, if it's just searching, fingerprinting, or putting cuffs and shackles on, I wear rubber gloves and use hand sanitizer. Maybe I'm just anal lol

    Tim
  3. by   ktwlpn
    If I had not seen this I would not have believed it but I watched a co-worker of mine suction sans gloves last weekend..repeatedly.And there was a frigging box of gloves at her elbow.What WAS she thinking? She is a new RN and also has long artificial nails.I said something off hand about them one day and she said "If this was a real job like in a hospital I would not wear them" Hello" We have MRSA in LTC -and a host of other nasties....eewwwww
  4. by   mario_ragucci
    I like to wear the purple nitrile ones the best, medium is my size. They go with most of my colors of scrubs, and are dashing to be seen in when I wear white or red. I don't wear them for all PT contact because my eyes/brain account for a good portion of my protection from fomites. I believe my intact skin is my ultimate protection. My fear is in the stuff thats floating around on dust particles - the virus - gloves are like window dressing anyplace there is droplet or airborne precautions.
  5. by   skybirdrising
    Just like condoms. Never leave home without em!
  6. by   JACALA_CL
    LATEX FREE, BLUE, MEDIUM.
    I ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES.


    MY FAVOURITE RESPONSE TO A MOTHER WHO IS HORRIFIED TO THINK THAT I THINK HER PRECIOUS BABY HAS SOMETHING CONTAGIOUS BY WEARING GLOVES TO APPLY A PEDIATRIC URINE COLLECTOR IS: IT MAY BE BABY PEE, BUT IT'S NOT MY BABY'S PEE.
  7. by   purplemania
    I wear gloves and keep an extra pair in my lab coat in case I get caught away from the box of gloves. I do not want to take anything home to my family, or myself.

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