body fluids exposure - page 2

I was with a nurse at a delivery today and when the doctor cut the cord the nurse got blood splashed on her face. Would you be concerned??... Read More

  1. by   NRSKarenRN
    Eden, even though you work outside the US, I would still be concerned over statement that only splash shields used by physicians!
    Deliveries involve blood and splashing bodily fluids. Nurses involved in the delivery should be using equipment to protect them too!
  2. by   eden
    The phyiscians don't use them either. Honestly I've never seen them used at any hosptial delivery room where I live or in the US where I 've been.
  3. by   MadisonsMomRN
    Most definitely...nurses can wear splash shields or whatever else we may need to protect ourselves!