Do you take your work wherever you go? - page 2

Germs are everywhere! Are you a germaphobe? Do you go above and beyond the norm to eradicate germs at work or at home? Tell us your story. We all have our days - sometimes we just go crazy spraying and cleaning everything. ... Read More

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    It's one thing to make sure you're protecting yourself from the goop you're around at work. Handwashing and safe laundry practices are essential.

    But there are articles out there (such as the one listed below) that are starting to take notice of the consequences of these cleaning products in the home...
    Antibacterial household products: cause for concern.
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    Some of my friends and family who are the most "germaphobic" are the sickest. Doesn't seem to help them much. I practice standard precautions and wash my hands before I eat and after the bathroom.
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    The ways in which I counteract germs and getting sick are through moderate exercise, proper sleep, and a healthy diet....including water, teas, vegetables and fruits. These practises work wonders against germs. I'm sick once every two years, if that.
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    Not germaphobic at all......As for my friend who is also a nurse...she lives in her nursing scrubs and wears them after work including going to the nightclub at the casino, eating at restaurants, going to church , doing groceries, shopping in the mall, playing slots at the casino
    .... she works in public hospital and sees 300 patients a day....
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    Does it seem like somehow we are to be germ phobic by design? Believe it or not, there were people who actually lived before the invention of antibiotics, Hand Sanitizer, Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare. Perhaps being fearful makes people more likely to support any/all Big Government plans concerning healthcare.
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    That's exactly it. Some of you might be shocked to work with 40 seniors and observe their table manners. Saliva, goobers, all kinds of lovely fluids and various items find their way onto the tables, floors, and into their mouths. For the most part, they're fine. I don't get sick working with them, either. I try to practise proper infection control, but I'm certainly not overly concerned, especially on days off. Somehow, we've survived as a species, germs and all.
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    I am! I always take a shower the moment I arrive work from work. Always.

    And the shoes, I always leave them outside the patio.
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    I'm not. Wasn't as a CNA either. Wash hands, wash the produce, wash clothes, but hey, dirt happens. My family generally isn't ill often.

    And for those people wearing their scrubs out in public...well, perhaps they are shopping before their shift. Perhaps they didn't have direct contact with clients, or their clients generally don't have infectious diseases. I wear scrubs from time to time out and about, I'd love to know that some nurses are judging me as a horrible infection vector because I'm in public wearing my scrubs that *didn't go outside of our simulator lab*.
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    Quote from Aviationurse
    Not germaphobic at all......As for my friend who is also a nurse...she lives in her nursing scrubs and wears them after work including going to the nightclub at the casino, eating at restaurants, going to church , doing groceries, shopping in the mall, playing slots at the casino
    .... she works in public hospital and sees 300 patients a day....
    That's just weird, germy or not. Scrubs are a uniform. My husband was a Marine and couldn't even pump gas in his BDUs. I think of scrubs like BDUs. It is not appropriate to be "in public" in uniform. It is just weird.
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