Quote from wmarat
"Don't take care of me or any of my family" is a very strong argument. On the other hand you perform automatically some procedure without any understanding why you do it, only because once your mentor has said you to do so. I frequently meet people who think that blind adherence to the rules proves their professionalism, but it does not. It seems you one of them. I wish you to be more curious and open-minded.
It is a strong arguement. And a fact. I have seen the results of my nasal swabs. I know I carry staph and so does most every long term dialysis nurse.
What happens when you sneeze during catheter manipulation? Can you stop yourself or turn your head.
I'm sure you're aware that stats can be manipulated.. Many people will tell you that wearing a helmet on a motorcycle saves lives. Well, I'd rather be dead than a quad.
Governments thought seat belts would save money but they don't. All those people who don't die in MVA live on and collect social security.
Can I ask you why you don't want to wear a mask???
I am always curious but some things just are. As for looking professional just cuz I follow blindy good judgement and sound protocols ,,,,,well I just can't help it.. Are you saying you are more professional than I because you question every little thing.. Besides when I wear a mask I pretend I am a neurosurgeon..And what other time do I get to stick out my tongue at those "difficult" patients.