Jump to content

Chapstick big no nk

Urology   (1,843 Views 4 Comments)
by Brookeylea Brookeylea (Member) Member

2,104 Profile Views; 32 Posts

Trying to figure out how and why chapstick is a big no no while working on dialysis floors

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DialysisRN12 has 21 years experience and specializes in ICU, previously Dialysis.

63 Posts; 2,081 Profile Views

I can't live without mine but it goes back to infection control and moreso for yourself than the pt. You might have microparticles of blood, acid, vinegar, bleach, etc., on your lips and now you're applying Chapstick, chewing gum, etc and basically locking in those particles into your own bodily tissue/fluid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

165 Posts; 5,766 Profile Views

Well if Chapstick is a no no then lipstick should be a no no also.

If you don't apply it on the floor or have it in your pocket, then I dont see the difference.

Just my 2 cents

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DialysisRN12 has 21 years experience and specializes in ICU, previously Dialysis.

63 Posts; 2,081 Profile Views

Right, it's not about wearing it, it's about applying it on the floor. Although I don't understand why someone would want to wear lipstick with those masks :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×