Car germs

  1. Hi all

    I am anxious about wearing my uniform post shift in the car on the way home. I worry that germs will be transmitted to my car and when I drive in my car when I am not working my clothes get germ infested. What do you think or what would you do? Thank you
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  3. by   SaltineQueen
    Change in the locker/bath room before you leave work. Problem solved. I drove home in my grubby scrubs every day & am alive to tell the tale, as are my husband and children.
  4. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from Jo1212
    What do you think or what would you do? Thank you
    Stop worrying.
  5. by   Buckeye.nurse
    We're actually probably safer in the hospital environment than most other places--standard precautions with scrub in/scrub out, special precautions for more resistant bugs, and housekeeping staff that uses bleach/institutional strength cleaning products, and UV lights.

    Honestly, I worry more about grocery store carts, the keypad on card readers, and paper money (paper money especially....just think about all the places it's been!).
  6. by   psu_213
    Quote from Buckeye.nurse
    (paper money especially....just think about all the places it's been!).
    Including some places you would not think about...or at least prefer not to think about.
  7. by   JKL33
    Quote from Buckeye.nurse
    Honestly, I worry more about grocery store carts, the keypad on card readers, and paper money (paper money especially....just think about all the places it's been!).
    I went to National Big Box Store the other day (a rare occurrence) and the first thing I touched (cart handle) was slimy so I left. I prefer the germy-ness I encounter to be less obvious so I can pretend it doesn't exist if I want to. I refuse to even think about paper money. lol
  8. by   OldDude
    Quote from Wuzzie
    Stop worrying.
    Drive naked...
  9. by   Rocknurse
  10. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from OldDude
    Drive naked...

  11. by   Jo1212
    Thanks for all your replies. I need to stop worrying and get on with life. I just worry about passing germs into my kids.
    Last edit by Jo1212 on May 22 : Reason: Want to add more.
  12. by   psu_213
    Quote from Jo1212
    Thanks for all your replies. I need to stop worrying and get on with life. I just worry about passing germs into my kids.
    As has already been said, I would worry a heck of a lot more about the germs they encounter at school, at a friend's house, on a trip to the grocery store, when taking their shoes off at the end of the day, etc.

    Don't make yourself crazy over it, and teach them good hand hygiene.
  13. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Jo1212
    Hi all

    I am anxious about wearing my uniform post shift in the car on the way home. I worry that germs will be transmitted to my car and when I drive in my car when I am not working my clothes get germ infested. What do you think or what would you do? Thank you
    Since 1977, I've been driving home from work in my scrubs (or my white polyester nursing uniform), and I'm alive and healthy. This isn't something to be worried about.
  14. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Since 1977, I've been driving home from work in my scrubs (or my white polyester nursing uniform), and I'm alive and healthy. This isn't something to be worried about.
    Ditto - also 1977!

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