Great New Reasons to Wash Your Hands, Often! - page 2

We as Nurses know this one. We even know little cute ways to know how long to wash them(i.e. alphabet song, happy birthday, etc.). A new study conducted by our University Hospital's Medical Tech... Read More

  1. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    (If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweety, and wipe the seaty). I worked in a small country hospital where a sign read "Please flush only toilet paper in this toilet." I know what they meant, but I wanted to stick a little goldfish net up there on a 3M hanger with small plastic bags just be evil, lol! (Staff Bathroom)

    I'm freaked that a re-usable water bottle, on the third fill up, is as sanitary as drinking lake or swamp water. Eat a cert please/thank you
  2. by   Born_2BRN
    Germs live everywhere. They co-exist with us but if we each individual takes a minute of our time clean these everyday use items infectious diseases will reduce significantly. I always wipe down my phone intralink when I have them. I saw CNA did the unimaginable thing holding poop (gloved) but when the phone rang she picked it up answered it and put it back in her pocket with poopy gloves. Yike! Education! That's a no no!!!
  3. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    I hope she has a seat belt on her toilet.

    Some people are very cultured
  4. by   RNsRWe
    I can't believe we haven't gone down the Fomite Road yet
  5. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    My Whole Post is in Honor of the Infamous Fomite

    I'm so glad you brought that up though, because this thread is definitely not "Fomite and Fancy Free."
    Last edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Nov 20, '12 : Reason: Saw a Fo-mat problem:)
  6. by   Rhi007
    I'm not a germophobe but I know how easy transference is so I will make a point in dousing sinks, taps and the air in boiling hot water followed by gel sanitizer and the air gets glen 20. Ohh and I will use hot water and detergent to clean baruches.

    I'm a freak for everything being clean
  7. by   JDZ344
    We swabbed some sites in our hospital once, and I'm pretty sure the ward telephones were highest on the list! Gross!
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
  8. by   JDZ344
    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN

    I'm freaked that a re-usable water bottle, on the third fill up, is as sanitary as drinking lake or swamp water. Eat a cert please/thank you
    Is that true or is it just a myth the water companies come out with to make you buy new bottles each time? I refill and reuse mine for at least a week, sometimes more.
  9. by   BacktotheBeach
    how about the pyxis?
  10. by   tewdles
    I use sanitizer in the room and offer some to the patient and family...
  11. by   Stcroix
    I've often thought about the bedside curtains........
  12. by   lovingtheunloved
    When I worked in a SNF, we had a resident who was notorious for wiping her bum with the curtain. Housekeeping refused to take the curtain down to wash it, so I would have to perch precariously on a chair and take it down myself. And then convincing the laundry people to actually wash it was a task all its own. I don't miss that place.
  13. by   scb7620
    Wow some of these are scary! We have tried so many different projects on our unit to try to encourage staff to wash hands/use hand sanitizer. I work in the NICU so it is hard to get our parents to comply with this too. Also, you'd be surprised how many staff members (housekeepers, respiratory therapists, doctors, etc.) in addition to our staff nurses that I watch do things like touch their hair, eat food, etc. and then go and touch the patient without washing!