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Someone's gotta know somethin more than I do about staph and nurses exposure to it... LOL
Well, I was going to answer but I don't know anyone with lymphedema either.
FWIW, I am a transplant recipient and on immune suppressants. I have never been infected with any infection from any patient (knock on wood!) That's what precautions are all about. I am very serious about hand washing and never, EVER, touch my face while at work for any reason. I have worked with countless patients on respiratory and contact precautions without incident.
I would think that chances of an infection would be extremely low. Your legs will be covered at all times. Additionally, you could wear support hose to reduce exposure risks. You would have 2 layers of clothes for any infectious material to penetrate - your hose and your pants.
Hope that helps you a little. :redpinkhe