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  • Aug 12 '12

    The original question and further comments posed were referring to the "transferring" a patient and not "transporting" a patient. Perhaps I misinterpreted it. I would also expect that a patient on droplet precautions should be wearing a surgical mask to be "transported"; that is stated verbatim in the CDC guidelines. I could have easily misunderstood the question to mean the actual physical transfer of a patient (e.g., from a bed to a chair); if so, I apologize.

  • Aug 12 '12

    Quote from sbruc002
    I totally agree that it is unnecessary if the respiratory secretions are contained, but I think the precautions would apply if it is anticipated that clothing may become soiled with respiratory secretions.
    The PATIENT should be wearing a mask during transport. Therefore, respiratory secretions cannot soil the clothing.

  • Feb 26 '08

    Quote from TinkerbellJessRN
    If you read the cdc guidelines you will find a section on surgical asepsis. It does state that thre have been no reandomized control studies (likely as this is gross negligence not to allow handwashing) it states studies on cultures done pre-op and at variious after scrub. It does discuss various technique and solution but over all what the point they are making is that there are less microbes after scrubbing

    If you find a citation or study that discusses long vs short sleeves beneath a surgical gown and gloves, I'd love to see it.

  • Feb 26 '08

    Quote from ingelein
    If it was as simple as this, I would think it should've already been done.
    You would think. Thats why these med students are angry and threatening to quit, because its such a simple thing to do and their peers aren't allowing it. If you could find proof elsewhere that this is not the case then I will take back my arguement and agree that they are a danger to the patients and should not be allowed to practice medicine. Because of the lack of proof from the author, it just looks like persecution that has been fabricated into insubordinace by a biased journalist to me.

  • Feb 26 '08

    Quote from bettyboop
    Read the article it states sudents would rather quit than expose their arms, maybe these drs are willing to risk their careers or a persons life!
    Give them some privacy and they'll gladly wash their hands.
    They have no intention of breaking hygiene laws.
    It's like someone who wants to take a shower but there's a man in the bathroom.
    Just because you wouldn't want a man see you shower doesn't mean you don't intend to take one.
    To a muslim woman, they feel just as naked when they expose their wrists.
    Why is it so hard to give someone some privacy.

  • Feb 17 '08

    It's difficult to know all the circumstances contributing to this situation. But I have known many Muslim individuals and am familiar enough with Islamic practice to know that hygiene is a crucial part of their religious practise. It is difficult to believe that a practising muslim would not understand and practise good hygiene, particularly in a medical setting.

    While the story may actually be as it has been presented, it might be wise to keep in mind that we may not know the whole story, and that media sources do sometimes "selectively report" information on an issue.