do you use gloves all the time?? - page 4

Hey guys! here it goes... The other day at clinicals (I'm a student:) ) I witnessed a herione addict fake a seizure. Well, the nurses who responded to this incident were amazing. At first they... Read More

  1. by   Good_Queen_Bess
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    I have said this before and I guess I can repeat it:

    It it is wet and it ain't yours, don't touch it.

    :roll :roll :roll :roll

    I am in the middle of a rotten night shift, my body clock is at it's lowest ebb (4am), I have a fuzzy night-shift headache and you have just given me the biggest laugh I have had all night SmilingBlu - Thank you so much!(It is yours and can I plagerise it??????? )

    BTW - I agree. Hep B and C w/out gloves - ughhhhh!!!
  2. by   kimmicoobug
    I wear gloves for anything that is gross and yucky. I remember once I had clinicals in the ER and this one RN was just disgusting. She handled a bloody catheterized penis ungloved and then didn't wash her hands until later. Later, I made a comment to her about it and she said it was hard to teach old dogs new tricks. Gross. She also did a direct stick into the vein to give a med and she did not glove up and got blood all over. I refuse to go to that ER anymore for patient care.
  3. by   Going80INA55
    Originally posted by Sammysue
    I thought everyone wore gloves all the time. Isn't that a hospital rule?
    When you learn about standard precautions you will see how that works.

    No, I wont wear gloves to go in a hold a dying patients hand.

    Yes, for ANY body fluid, even to roll someone over deserves a glove up.
  4. by   Shamrock
    Depends on the situation of course and as
    Smiley says: "If it is wet and it ain't yours
    don't touch it."
  5. by   mattsmom81
    Old decrepit nurses like me will remember being taught NOT to glove as it may offend a patient.....back in ancient of days before BBF precautions.

    Nowadays it is quite different with all the pathogens.....and better safe than sorry.