Micro, phew!! just in time for the thread.
A lecture was given to remind nurses or teach nurses on the handwashing(seemslike this is a new topic to them).
Anyway, am in one of the country where handwashing is a newest kid on the blocK.
Nurse, are wearing gloves to protect themselves rather than the patient. They were told them it's not right, they're spreading microorganism to the patients. Even though, they been told of this, they still pratice that.
What can we do? This country doesn't have a nursing council, nor standard, no ethics. Nurses are regard as doctors servants. No nursing disciple board. This is very frustrating and it's a very very huge fat job.phew!!
Anyway micro, my organisation is funding and working closely with nursing department in the ministrial level on the national strategic direction which will be held may this year to present strategies in improving nursing and midwifery services in the country. And we're drafting standards, and they will form a nursing council and every nurses have to be registered to educate to the level of nursing in asia.
And i will have all the right in the whole world to say follow your protoccol of handwashing.
This thread is abit out of line but this is reality. I wish i have a magic that will change nursing in vietnam overnight.